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July 24th: Celebrate the ADA Anniversary and Disability Sports with Secretary Duncan

On Friday, July 24, 2015, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights will bring together policy and program leaders, community organizations, and youth to examine current implications of the ADA’s implementation and cross-cutting issues with other federal civil rights laws, and plant the seeds for the next 25 years of achieving new milestones to advance civil rights for people with all types of disabilities.

ESEA Reauthorization Bill Moving Fast- Need to Hear from More Parents

The reauthorization of ESEA is happening fast – purposely fast so that we don’t have time to oppose! Senator Alexander’s version could be very harmful to the future of children with disabilities. Your senators need to hear from you now about the issues above and that you OPPOSE the bill as it is currently written.

Game On! WSF Leaders Gather on Capitol Hill to Highlight the Importance of Concussion Safety in Schools in Support of The 29th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2015 – To celebrate the 29th annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), leaders from the Women's Sports Foundation will gather in Washington, D.C. to recognize the advancement of girls’ and women’s sports and to discuss how to reduce the numbers of concussions in sports. Game On!, this year’s theme, will focus on what schools can do to protect all student-athletes.

Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game

Over the past two years, Project Play has convened more than 250 thought leaders in a series of roundtables, identifying strategies that can address barriers limiting access to early sport activity that fosters the development of healthy children and communities.

ECAC Board of Directors Cast Historic Vote to Add Varsity Sports Opportunities for Student-Athletes with Disabilities in ECAC Leagues and Championships

On January 15, 2015, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Board of Directors adopted an inclusive sport strategy that will provide new intercollegiate athletic opportunities for student-athletes with a variety of disabilities attending ECAC member colleges and universities in Division I, II and III.

Superhighway or roadblock: Outlook for New Congress, Physical Activity, Policy and Advocacy

Major changes swept through Congress as a result of last November’s election. New faces and leadership have now been sworn in, and Congress is back in session. What are the implications for the future of advocating for physical activity and its co-benefits?

The Future of Sport: Uniting People With and Without Disabilities Through Inclusive Sports Technology

This virtual roundtable conversation on December 3 from 9:00am - 10:00am EST will recognize and celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), and will explore and discuss this emerging topic. The theme of the 2014 IDPD is Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.

White House Summit and Commit to Inclusion Campaign Launch

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability, the American Association on Health and Disability, and the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute are joining the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) today to launch the national Commit to Inclusion campaign.

S.2888 - Exercise and Fitness For All Act

A bill to promote the provision of exercise and fitness equipment that is accessible to individuals with disabilities was introduced in the Senate by Senator Tom Harkin.

White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities

The President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health are pleased to announce the White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities, taking place on October 6-7, 2014.

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