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Issue: April 2012
The Benefits of Implementing Disability Sports in Physical Education: A Model for Success
Michelle Grenier & Catherine Kearns
Abstract: The growing appeal and acceptance of disability sports within the general population makes them an attractive addition for any physical education program. When included in a general physical education program, these sports provide complementary skills to students while delivering a powerful message about what it means to be an athlete with a disability. This article presents a case study of the implementation of a disability sports curriculum in an elementary physical education program and its benefits. Suggestions are also provided on skill development, game modifications, and targeted learning outcomes that make disability sports accessible and beneficial to all students.