COMPARISON OF CEREBRAL PALSIED AND HEALTHY SPRINTERS

  • Carol Pope
  • Jerry Wilkerson

Abstract

Opportunities for cerebral palsied children and young adults to participate in sports training and competition are increasing. The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142, 1975), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Public Law 93-112, 1973), the Amateur Sports Act (Public Law 95-606, 1978), the formation of the National Association of Sports for Cerebral Palsy (NASCP), and greater media visibility have all contributed to the increased awareness and acceptance of cerebral palsied individuals' participation in sports.
Published
2008-04-18
Section
Injuries / Rehabilitation