Monday, August 1, 2011

Getting Kids with Disabilities on the Field

It's not uncommon to find scores of Orange County children spending their evenings and weekend mornings playing soccer, baseball or basketball on courts and fields that dot the Southern California region. But if you look a little closer on a fall evening, you may see groups of would-be child athletes teamed up with much older "buddies." You may see similar crowds in the summer at various baseball diamonds, or on a winter day at a local YMCA basketball court. The athletes, who typically have Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida or general developmental delay, return each week for practice sessions and weekend games.

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