Moving Forward with Disability Health Education Innovation

  • David HollarEmail author


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.



Americans with Disabilities Act


Cognitive development theory


Eastern College Athletic Conference


International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


Individualized Education Program


Major League Baseball


National Collegiate Athletic Association


National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability


National Football League


National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research


Universal design


Universal Design for Exercise


Universal Design for Learning


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  1. 1.Health AdministrationPfeiffer UniversityMisenheimerUSA

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