Tag Archives: athletics

Web Session on Athletic Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

The Great Plains ADA Center, in collaboration with the Inclusive Fitness Coalition, will hold an ADA Audio Conference Series session in response to The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights guidance measure that addressed the rights of children with … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Given a Fair Shot at Athletics

Student athletes everywhere can chalk up another point in the win column as the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has successfully issued a guidance measure that addresses the rights of children with disabilities to participate in school … Continue reading

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Second Impact Syndrome

Amid the recent growing concern over concussions in youth, collegiate, and professional contact sports is a lesser known yet serious head injury: second impact syndrome or SIS occurs when an athlete suffers a blow to the head too soon after … Continue reading

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The #NikeLetter

According to the Oregonian, a 17-year-old high schooler who was born weighing 2 pounds, 6 ounces with cerebral palsy may have just created a huge shift in the way a $67 billion company does business. The Portland based newspaper reports … Continue reading

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New Tools from the American Academy of Neurology to Teach High School Coaches and Athletes how to Spot a Sports Concussion Released

On August 31st, 2011 the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released several new tools as part of their educational campaign on sports-related concussions.  The AAN website now offers two free online safety courses created by the University of Michigan  Neurosport … Continue reading

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Meet the Presidential Delegation to the Special Olympics in Athens

On June 22, President Barack Obama announced his delegation to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. The Honorable Dr. Jill Biden will lead the delegation which includes: The Honorable Daniel B. Smith, US Ambassador to the Hellenic … Continue reading

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Disability in the News: Organization Puts New Twist on Athletics for Disabled

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month and here at NARIC we have been on the look-out for all things related to athletes, sports, and exercise related to people with disabilities.  Recently, Fox News online featured a story in … Continue reading

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