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Moving Forward with Disability Health Education Innovation

  • David HollarEmail author
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Abstract

Educational systems recognize disability and necessary accommodations within a legal, procedural context. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are established with inclusive environments. However, the programs are plagued by false positives as well as human variation in physical and psychological development. Furthermore, emphases on school-based protocols incrementalize education, thereby inhibiting individual learning flexibility, especially with respect to alternative physical education programs. Innovation and overall system buy-in to the urgency for access to sport and universal access to inclusive exercise require a shift in social/organizational leadership and systems thinking.

Abbreviations

ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act

CDT

Cognitive development theory

ECAC

Eastern College Athletic Conference

ICF

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

IDEA

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP

Individualized Education Program

MLB

Major League Baseball

NCAA

National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCHPAD

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability

NFL

National Football League

NIDILRR

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

UD

Universal design

UDE

Universal Design for Exercise

UDL

Universal Design for Learning

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health AdministrationPfeiffer UniversityMisenheimerUSA

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