Intellectual Disabilities

Michigan To Allow Student Athlete With Down Syndrome To Play High School Sports

The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) will adjust its age rules for student-athletes with disabilities, allowing Eric Dompierre, a 19-year-old student with Down syndrome who was at the center of a popular petition on, to play high school basketball and football during his senior year.

Report Reveals Epidemic of Obesity Among Children With Special Needs, Outlines Solutions

Children with special needs are far more likely to be overweight or obese than their counterparts according to "Finding Balance: Obesity and Children with Special Needs," the second in a series of groundbreaking reports produced by, an online resource and social community for parents and professionals serving the needs of adults and children with disabilities.

Attention Deficit Disorder and Youth Sports

Sports psychologist Dr. Casey Cooper talks about how sports benefit athletes with Attention Deficit Disorder or ADHD by building self-esteem and providing a physical outlet.

Syndicate content