Recreation for Disabled Adults

Children with Disabilities.  Schools must include students with disabilities in sports programs, or provide equal alternative options, as prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education.  Schools are required to make "reasonable modifications" for students with disabilities or create parallel athletic programs that have comparable standing as mainstream programs.  They are not guaranteeing students with disabilities a spot on competitive teams; but schools cannot exclude students based on their disabilities if they can keep up with their classmates.  This directive explicitly tells schools and colleges that access to interscholastic, intramural and intercollegiate athletics is a right.  (U.S. says disabled have right to sports, Federal agency tells schools to adapt," by Philip Elliott, Associated Press, January 25, 2013) 
Local Organizations
Additional Resources

ParaSport Spokane
16201 E. Indiana Ave, Ste 1200
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
(509) 999-6466
Email:  tskinner@parasportspokane.org
http://parasportspokane.org/
Provides training and competitive athletic opportunities for youth and adults with physical disabilities.  We help promote success, self-worth, and independence by using adaptive sports as a catalyst for life. 

Team St. Lukes
P O Box 469
Spokane, WA
509-473-6053
bozmanm@inhs.org