Schreiber Pediatric Prepares Children with Disabilities for New White House School Sports Policy

(Lancaster, PA) – The Obama Administration announced last Friday that school districts across the US must give disabled students equal access to extracurricular sports. This new policy will offer a tremendous opportunity to students with disabilities who have often felt sidelined in the past.

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center of Lancaster County has been serving thousands of children with special needs for over seventy-five years. Its therapists work closely with children to turn their disabilities into abilities; they know first hand that children with disabilities, when given the chance, are just as capable as their peers to participate in competitive athletics and are excited to see this integration become a new standard in all public schools. “To have children with special needs participation no longer be an exception is the goal of every advocate,” commented Schreiber President, James DeBord.

One such young man, Kyle Kauffman, attributes his confidence and success in collegiate soccer at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD to his hours of therapy at Schreiber Pediatric. Kyle has spastic quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy and on October 23, 2012, Kyle was named team captain of the Mustangs and starter for a NCAA soccer game. He played center forward and made the NCAA record book with a shot on goal. What an amazing moment for this young man and one that will offer incredible inspiration for others for years to come.

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Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization that provides physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, as well as educational and recreational programs to thousands of children in Central Pennsylvania living with congenital and acquired disabilities, and developmental delays.

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