Leveling the Playing Field

Friday was a groundbreaking day for people with disabilities in the US. The Department of Education released new guidance to schools requiring equal access to sports for people with disabilities. One of the clarifications says, “Exclusion of students from sports activities is not permissible.  Therefore, if children with disabilities cannot be accommodated within existing programs, alternatives need to be developed.” This is wonderful news for our organization and our advocates. Special Olympics Louisiana looks forward to establishing new and enhancing existing relationships with the schools in Louisiana to promote equality for all students.

Read the full release from Special Olympics Louisiana here
Read more about it here
Read the USA Today article here