Definition: All students have access to school-based, extracurricular activities of each student’s choosing that develop social, emotional, and physical health and wellness.
10 Reasons to Support Inclusive School Communities for ALL Students from the TIES Center at the University of Minnesota.
- 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.
- The Park and Recreation Inclusion Report (PDF, 28 pages, 2018), from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), resulted from asking park and recreation agencies how they currently met the needs of all individuals and groups in their city, town, or county, and what tools they needed to better support their communities.