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I can thrive in athletics through adaptive sports.

By July 11, 2015 March 19th, 2017 No Comments

25 Ways the Americans with Disabilities Act has Changed Lives

15 Richard & Roper15.  I can thrive in athletics through adaptive sports.

With the ADA has come a greater acceptance for persons with disabilities and inclusion of them.  Adaptive sports allow kiddos like Richard to enjoy friendly competition, sun, and fun!  Richard needs his service dog Roper by his side, and the ADA ensure that this happens everywhere, even on his baseball diamond.  The ADA also helps other kiddos with accommodation needs access the programs and adaptive sports they are interested in.  Richard (and Roper!) are a part of the @Miracle League of Lehigh Valley, where they are loved and accepted by their teammates and all of the volunteers, coaches, and staff that make the game possible.

“Since Roper, Richard is more comfortable with crowded situations, and is more willing to try new things.  He is able to stay in situations longer as long as he knows Roper is near by.   This year for the Miracle League is the first year for the team photos that he actually wanted to stand with the team with Roper and actually was happy to do the team photos!”
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