Opportunities For Athletes With Disabilities

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Introduction The participation in sporting activities from the recreational league, organized interscholastic, collegiate to the professional ranks is part of many people’s everyday life. For those who are able to move about without hindrances, athletics and sports are a way to recreate, exercise and fellowship with others. Those with physical and mental disabilities, participating in sport activities may be limited due to their own infirmity or limited resources that may accommodate them (Kristen, 2003). Those with disabilities have the same drive and desire to participate in physical activity as those who can without burden (Kristen, 2003). Sport clubs and schools may have the status quo of facilities and resources which are utilized in a reactionary response to those who may join or enroll in order to full fill the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Wolohan, 2013). Therefore, by studying how schools and sport clubs …show more content…
By researching the current status of sporting opportunities for those with disabilities, may bring awareness to the general public and those who are influencers of sport policy to begin to write new recommendations and methods that are applicable to those instructing athletes with disabilities. Furthermore, as society becomes educated and socially aware of those with disabilities, there may be focused effort to create the programing that includes those with disabilities. Thus, educators, coaches, or employers, can implement the new strategies and methods to accommodate disabled individuals within their teams as each individual has something to contribute. Moreover, the more research and development of providing inclusion opportunities for those with disabilities, makes for a better socially responsible society (Kristen,

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