High School Athletic Associations’ Age-Limit Rules and Student with Disabilities

The Michigan High School Athletic Association weighs its age-limit rule as a Michigan family submitted a third request on March 26 to reconsider an exception for an age-rule to enable their son – currently a high school junior  – to continue participating in high school athletics next year. The Michigan High School Athletic Association currently bars students who are 19 as of Sept. 1 from participating in sports for that school year. The youth, who has Down Syndrome, turned 19 in January. The family has suggested the state amend its requirements to mirror language used in Ohio and seven other states that include age-rule exceptions for students with disabilities.  To read more about their story, click here. What do you think of this rule and the family’s exception request?  Please visit this post on our Facebook page to share your comments.

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