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The Disability Sport Education Program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign focuses on awareness, education and training addressing the inclusion, integration, growth and development of disability sport within scholastic, collegiate and community settings. The program aims to build on the history of adaptive athletics at Illinois, and provides a platform for outreach and education.
The program serves as a resource to sport managers, coaches and key stakeholders throughout the sports industry. The program also provides ongoing research and data collection on the status of inclusion and integration within scholastic, collegiate and community sports and recreation. While the program focuses on scholastic, collegiate and community environments, activities and projects relate to all levels from grassroots to elite opportunities in disability sport.
Activities and projects of the program include:
• Online monthly webinar on disability sport issues and themes.
• Education courses, seminars, workshops in disability sport topics.
• Co-coordinator of Inclusive Sport Federal Guidance Task Force.
• Partner in NCAA inclusion initiative.
• Ongoing research on inclusion and integration models and best practices.
• Annual report on status of inclusion in school settings.
• Coordinate and support work and engagement of students in disability sport
• Collaboration with Institute for Human Centered Design & National ADA Network.
For questions and further information:
Eli A. Wolff
Disability Sport Education Program
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign