Homer CCSD 33C
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Hadley Middle Homer Jr. High
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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.
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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