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Articles — Teaching Disability Sport-2nd Edition

Questions to consider when including students with disabilities in mainstream athletic programs

The Office for Civil Rights issued a Dear Colleague Letter in January of 2013 addressing schools’ obligations to provide extracurricular athletic opportunities for students with disabilities. Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, this guidance clarified how schools should include students with disabilities in mainstream athletic programs, defined what equal treatment of student athletes with disabilities means, and provided a road map to create adapted athletic programs for

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