Athletic Opportunities for Students with Disabilities: Focus on Colleges and Universities

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This special session is being offered in collaboration with the Institute for Human Centered Design in response to the recent guidance provided by the Office for Civil Rights clarifying public elementary and secondary schools obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to provide extracurricular athletic opportunities for students with disabilities. The session will provide attendees with practical advice on how colleges and universities can better integrate students with disabilities into mainstream athletic programs and as well as how to create adapted programs.


Ted Fay, Professor and Former Chair, Sport Management Department at the State University of New York (SUNY)

Linda Mastandrea, Attorney, Athletics Equity Consulting

Anita Moorman, Professor, University of Louisville

Stephanie Wheeler, Coach, University of Illinois