GAO Examines Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in PE, Sports
|July 6, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Education, Federal Government, Health, Youth Development||
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently reviewed the participation of students with disabilities in school-based physical education (PE) and athletic activities.
Their report, released late last month, found that students with disabilities did not receive less PE class time, exercise or instruction. In addition, data indicated students with disabilities participated in sports activities, albeit at a lower rate than their peers. This difference was influenced by several factors including type of disability, a lack of information on provision of and outreach around athletic activities for students with disabilities, financial obstacles and a lack of clarity regarding the responsibility of the schools to provide such opportunities.
A copy of the complete report, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics is available here.