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Connections: Updates from the Unified Sports program

Dec 14, 2018

What does a truly inclusive sports program look like? We sit down with members of the Unified Sports, an initiative whose teams include players with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their peers.

We hear from a Unified Sports athlete and from program organizers about how to create more inclusive schools and communities. In studio:

  • Nathan Johnson, senior director of the Unified Sports program for Special Olympics New York
  • Kyle Washburn, director of fitness for Special Olympics International
  • Jacob Booher-Babcock, Special Olympics New York athlete and a member of the Athlete Congress (Brockport)
  • Lesli Myers, superintendent of the Brockport Central School District

This story is reported from WXXI’s Inclusion Desk