Program

Event Title

Extracurricular Activities and the Law: Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Location

Edwards Hall Lobby

Document Type

Poster Presentation (1 hour)

Description

This poster describes the role of schools in offering students with disabilities equal opportunities in extracurricular athletics and interscholastic sports equal to those of other students. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires students with disabilities to have an equal opportunity for participation in nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities as their peers. This poster overviews some of the obligations of schools that receive Federal financial assistance regarding to this topic, cautions against making decisions based on presumptions and stereotypes, and the provision of separate or different athletic opportunities.

Start Date

20-4-2013 9:00 AM

Comments

Education Poster Session 1

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Apr 20th, 9:00 AM

Extracurricular Activities and the Law: Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Edwards Hall Lobby

This poster describes the role of schools in offering students with disabilities equal opportunities in extracurricular athletics and interscholastic sports equal to those of other students. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires students with disabilities to have an equal opportunity for participation in nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities as their peers. This poster overviews some of the obligations of schools that receive Federal financial assistance regarding to this topic, cautions against making decisions based on presumptions and stereotypes, and the provision of separate or different athletic opportunities.