As a disabled person for more than 30 years I can tell you that access to recreation opportunities whether it is in the K-12 environment, post secondary education, or other programs, one area that is far behind the rest of the advocacy efforts such as ensuring  accessible parking or ramps, is implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as it relates to school related sports programs and extracurricular activities.

In a January 25, 2013 press release the US Department of Education released a statement regarding the inclusion and equal access to certain extracurricular athletics for students with disabilities.  They stressed the importance and health related benefits of these activities and cited Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as the enforceable standard.

Full press release http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201301-504.pdf

Get behind this movement.  Thanks!!

Scott Youngs, ADA Nevada

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