Join our cause – especially because it’s not a very well known, visible or understood area of need. Do it because, without your support and those like you – school-based adapted sports will remain a hoped for, rarely attained opportunity in the majority of schools across America. Do it because, like Christy Jones, 2013 High School Special Educator of the Year by the Houston County Council of Exceptional Children Organization, stated: “I have been involved with Special Olympics since my college days, and like many people, assumed it covered all students with a disability. Becoming involved with AAASP opened my eyes to the reality that there was a population of students that was being left out in my school system.
We’ve been where you are and we can help. Years ago, we were searching for adapted sports rules, policies, equipment and training that contemplated the challenges and responsibilities unique to school systems and state high school associations. AAASP’s award winning interscholastic adaptedSPORTSâ model, is hailed nationally as the definitive cross-disability model that works locally, affordably and in compliance with the mandates schools are responsible to address. Years of empirical evidence have established that students stay healthier and graduate at rates far above their peers nationally. And isn’t student success why we all do what we do? So use us. Train with us. Start by downloading our teaching guides and rules for free (available on the resource section).