US Department of Education: We Must Provide Equal Opportunity in Sports to Students with Disabilities

Jan 29, 2013

The Obama administration for the first time is telling school districts across the USA that they must give disabled students equal access to extracurricular sports, a move that advocates say has been years in the making.

In a letter to schools, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Seth Galanter of the Department of Education says schools should provide "reasonable modifications" to allow disabled students to participate

Learn more about it at the Department of Education's blog

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