, the Illinois High School Association announced Monday the launch of a state finals pilot program in certain sports for disabled student-athletes, the Chicago Tribune reports.
This two-year program, which begins in the 2012-13 school year, will be centered on cross country, bowling, swimming and diving, and track and field, and will give student-athletes with disabilities more ways to compete in parallel events at IHSA state finals, the report stated.
The IHSA already has accommodations for student-athletes with prosthetics, in wheelchairs and with visual or hearing impairments who compete in sports, the report said.
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