Adaptive Sports New England and the Ruderman Family Foundation Partner on Northeast Youth and High School Inclusive Sports Initiative
Adaptive Sports New England is excited to partner with the Ruderman Family Foundation on the Northeast Youth and High School Inclusive Sports Initiative. The goal of this multi-year project is to expand and enhance the participation of student-athletes with a visual or mobility impairment in high school sports across the northeast states.
The initiative will raise awareness of the opportunities for school-age youth with visual or mobility impairments to play sports on existing community, school and college teams. Clinics and training groups supported by the initiative, led by Paralympians and experienced Para sport coaches, will complement team practices and help these young athletes develop the skills and confidence to participate at any level of competitiveness. Swimming and track & field will be the Initiative’s focus at the outset.
The Initiative will also provide training and technical assistance to school and community program leaders and coaches who include youth with visual or mobility impairments in their programs. Adaptive Sports New England will work closely with league, association, and Para sport officials from across the region to identify and spread best practices of inclusion.
Adaptive Sports New England is grateful to the Ruderman Family Foundation for its support of this innovative program, which will ultimately support more kids playing more sports closer to home and longer in life!