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Extracurricular Activities

Definition: All students have access to school-based, extracurricular activities of each student’s choosing that develop social, emotional, and physical health and wellness.


Elements:

  • Mindset for accessibility
  • Accommodations

Mindset for Accessibility

Comprehensive guide to setting up and managing inclusive extracurricular programs, from the Inclusive Recreation Consortium (IRC) of Delaware County, PA: Tips and Resources from IRC.

Unified Sports are high school varsity teams made up of students with and without intellectual disabilities (50/50). Teams are co-ed and compete statewide in a single division, with the opportunity to play for a NHIAA (New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association) high school championship in soccer (fall), basketball (winter), volleyball (spring), and track and field (spring): NHIAA Unified Sports . Unified Sports success stories: The National Federation of State High Schools reported on the impact of Unified Sports in NH; and on inclusive cheerleading or “spirit” squads that have taken hold nationwide.

The legal basis for inclusive extracurricular activities, from Wrightslaw.

Accommodations

See Supports and Accommodations on our site.