The inclusion of students with physical impairments in high school sports is much bigger than one person. Yes, it brings students off of the sidelines and ready for game time, but it can also generate demonstrations of amazing character by teammates, coaches, communities and yes, even opponents. This Iowa cross country runner demonstrates how inclusion brings out the best in all of us.
Take some time to watch this video about how inclusion can and will bring out the best in all of us.
Lindsey Atkinson is a coordinator of sports, tennis liaison and a member of the inclusion staff for the NFHS.