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ERIC Number: EJ1026778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Establishing Adaptive Sports Programs for Youth with Moderate to Severe Disabilities
Ryan, Joseph B.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Cadorette, Deborah; Hodge, Janie; Markham, Michelle
Preventing School Failure, v58 n1 p32-41 2014
Children with disabilities are at increased risk of health risk factors including obesity, often because of low levels of physical activity and limited participation in sports. However, organized adaptive sports programs are increasingly available for individuals with disabilities. This article provides recommendations for establishing successful adaptive baseball and soccer leagues for children and youth with disabilities in schools and other community-based recreational facilities. In addition, the authors describe lessons learned from 8 years of experience with a university-community partnership in baseball and soccer for individuals with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A