Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Illinois AG to Sue High School Athletic Association Over Lack of Competition Standards for Athletes with Disabilities

See this story from the Chicago Tribune.  It begins:
Paralyzed from the waist down, 16-year-old Mary Kate Callahan relies solely on upper-body strength to power through the water in the 200-meter freestyle, her favorite race. 
Accustomed to overcoming obstacles, Callahan is now fighting for the chance to swim in the state championship during the next school year. 
The Fenwick High School student has been denied the opportunity to compete with her team because the Illinois High School Association lacks athletic competition standards for students with disabilities, according to a complaint drafted by the Illinois attorney general's office.

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