Road to Inclusion

  • Rehab act of 1973 requires that students with disabilities be provided equal opportunity for participation in extracurricular athletic program
  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued Dear Colleague Letter clarification in January 2013

–Clarifies when and how schools must include students with disabilities in mainstream athletics programs

–Defines what true equal treatment of students athletes with disabilities means

–Encourages and provides a road map for schools to create adapted programs for students with physical disabilities

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