More students with disabilities play mainstream sports with aides

03/8/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

A growing number of students with disabilities are participating in mainstream recreational and competitive sports with the help of adult "inclusion companions" that simplify instructions and help them assimilate into the activities. The practice is less common at higher levels, however, as increasing competition often relegates students with disabilities back to specialized athletic programs or sometimes leaves students with no programs at all.

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