Disability Awareness program comes to Homer 33C

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Homer CCSD 33C

Goodings Grove   Luther J. Schilling   William E. Young   William J. Butler

Hadley Middle   Homer Jr. High


Contact: Charla Brautigam, Communications/Public Relations Manager

cbrautigam@homerschools.org | 708-226-7628

Hadley Middle School fifth-graders learn how to play seated volleyball during a P.E. “take over” Nov. 1 at the school.

For Immediate Release:

Nov. 1, 2016


Disability Awareness program comes to Homer 33C

Lincolnway Special Recreation Association “takes over” gym for two days

Hadley Middle School students will never look at people with disabilities the same way.


For two days, they experienced what it might be like for someone to play sports without the use of their legs or sight using sports chairs and other equipment in P.E. class.


“We want students to learn about the limitations and freedoms athletes with disabilities experience while competing,” said Linda McGinnis, Assistive Technology and Physically Health Impaired Specialist for the district.

Fifth-graders at Hadley Middle School learn how to play goal ball — a game for the visually impaired.

The event was organized by the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association, which routinely “takes over” school gymnasiums to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities.


The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association has been providing adaptive and special recreation services for individuals with disabilities since 1976.


In recent years, it has visited a number of school districts, raising awareness about disabilities by taking over P.E. classes and leading students in adapted sports, such as goal ball — a game for the visually impaired.


This is the second year the Lincolnway Special Recreation Association has visited Homer School District 33C.


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