SCALERA SEEKS TO PROVIDE ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

By Salvatore Pizzuro, Ed.D.
Recognizing that school children with disabilities have limited opportunities to engage in extra-curricular activities, on May 14, 2007, New Jersey State Assemblyman Fred Scalera (Democrat, 36th Legislative District) introduced Assembly bill A-4256, designed to “help foster partnerships among different school districts that are large enough to field teams of students who can play “adapted sports” – competitions that are based on mainstream sports, but are modified to meet the needs of persons with disabilities.”

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