Sports league

For children with disabilities

The definition of special needs

According to Merriam Webster. Special needs is the individual requirements (as for education) of a person with a disadvantaged background or a mental, emotional, or physical disability or a high risk of developing on

Should special needs children should have their own sports league?

Do you remember your very first t-ball baseball game and how exciting it was? Or maybe even a dance recital. Playing sports at any level can be a key part of the school experience and have a long lasting impact on a student’s life. Among its many benefits, participation in extracurricular athletic activities promotes socialization, the development of leadership skills, focus, and, of course, physical fitness. It’s no secret that sports helped to shape many lives From a very early age, playing sports and cheering taught me that I loved competition and loved to be surrounded by people who had the same interest as me. Unfortunately children unlike many me , or in other words kids with disabilities are all too often denied the chance to participate. This is simply wrong. Students with disabilities must be judged on their individual abilities. This is why children with special needs should be offered their own sports leagues.


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Different types of disabilities

A Little background on different types of disabilities. there are numerous types of disabilities the percentages for disabilities for boys and girls are 5.7% of boys had a learning disability compared with 3.9% of girls, According to CDC.org. Simple to dyslexia ,is estimated that 1 in 10 people have dyslexia (Austin learning) or even serve to Autism it now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in every 42 boys. (autismspeaks.org) but within all of the simple to complex disabilities. People with disabilities should be able to play sports. let's take a High school for example there's difference conferences and division for the different types of schools, However why can't there be a division within a conference for special needs children to play. With high school These students should be able to feel normal and get to interact with children with the similar disabilities just like each other.


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Sports can be valuable lessons in discipline, selflessness, passion, and courage.

Children with disabilities should be able to experience these life lessons but experience them with each other, surrounded by their own disabilities. They will have the same level of competition, feel welcomed, and most importantly feel at home. Just like us without this disabilities, we have fun and have fun with each other and love being surrounded by people same as us, kids with disabilities should be able to feel this way too. It's only fair if they have their own leagues. For example in the article (Sports program helps special needs kids join the game) “Mighty” Mike Simmel was a kid, he thought he would never be able to pursue his dream of becoming a basketball player. Diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 2, he had a seizure when he was 16 years old while participating in a sports camp, and was told to go home and not come back. but that didn't stop him he continued to go to therapy and now he's on the world famous Harlem wizards basketball team.Mike shows that with just a little faith that anything is possible and that a child shouldn't give up because they were denied. THey should show some courage and try again and maybe one day they could be like the mighty mike who does what he loves. All a person have to do is have passion for something and they can achieve anything they would want too.



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Playing sports can not only have a positive effect social an emotionally but also developmental growth within a child with special needs.

Sports not only give the student a positive vibes and happy feeling but a intensity, continuity and balance in a children lives. Students need something to look forward to and strive and succeed in something. With having a sport to look forward too will let a child push harder so it can be rewarded. According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan “Sports can provide invaluable lessons in discipline, selflessness, passion and courage, and this guidance will help schools ensure that students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to benefit from the life lessons they can learn on the playing field or on the court,” children with a disability will learn how to me more physical and emotional develop, They will learn by being around other children and learn their abilities and comprehend what to do.


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Involved with sports

Children who have special needs should get involved within sports, with this opportunity it gets the child socially involved within the society, it gives them the ability to interact with other children while learning how to communication and doing a sport they love, Will enhance social skills. These children will learn how to say and do things in former manner, they will learn this by being around teammates. According to SFIA, 44.7% of youth ages 13-17 were active three times a week in any sport activity organized or unstructured; by 2014. This means that almost half of the kids were being active and not only playing a sport they enjoyed but gained social skills just like any other child would have.


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Mayli's Story

Mayli's story

Maylie, she has a outstanding personality and truly a beautiful person inside and out. Her character is super inspiring . Mayli was diagnosed with down syndrome when she was born, she wanted to be in Ballet folklorico during her after school program know as LEAD but she was denied a chance too. Long story short Mayli was denied a Chance to dance because the sponsor of the program thought she wouldn't be able to, shortly after she was accepted into the program. Mayli is advancing quicker than her dance partners. she knows the rhythm of the songs and what comes next. She gets super happy when she's dancing and what is more better than having a child in doing what she loves?

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Things i learned

  • How many disabilities there our.
  • How these children are so inspiring
  • Doing work when i have nothing to do, Can save you time

Tips for future seniors.

  • Pick a topic you will enjoy writing about
  • DON'T PROCRASTINATE
  • DON'T OVERTHINK, It's not too hard.