Maryland bill would require schools provide equal sports access

04/8/2008 | Sun (Baltimore), The

Students with disabilities would win equal access to school sports within three years under a bill that unanimously passed the Maryland General Assembly. "This opens the doors for many people with disabilities," said Tatyana McFadden, an athlete with spina bifida who won two Paralympic gold medals but had to sue for the right to use her high-school track. "People will not hesitate to try out for their teams. No one can say, 'No.'"

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