Fundamental Alterations of the athletic activity or the impairment of the purpose of the regulation.2.
Essentially, students with disabilities have less opportunity to enrich their educational experience, develop good citizenship and healthy lifestyles, achieve academically, and promote positive school/community relations.10 Without educationally based athletic opportunities, students with disabilities are less likely to be well-rounded people when leaving their high schools for higher education or the work force.
Equal Opportunity – More students with disabilities will have an equal chance to participate in education-based programs.
If expanded budgets are affordable, cuts of existing programs will not reduce opportunities for students without disabilities.
Background A typical public school system includes a significant number of students with disabilities, often up to 10 percent of the total enrollment.
Limited opportunity for athletic participation is provided to students with disabilities, a circumstance many parents have begun to challenge.