Support Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association.
Student-athletes using wheelchairs will compete in the 100-meter and 400-meter dash, along with the shot put. The proposal will be effective immediately once approved by the Commissioner of Education.
SWAA-Texas Regional Paralympic Sport Wheelchair Road Racing Series
It's time to get off of the track and on to the road. SWAA and Texas Regional Paralympic Sport announce a Texas Road Racing Series....read more
Current Series Racers
Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin has generously purchased a suite for the season and wants it to benefit persons with spinal cord injuries. Check out the Stars article about the Stars Players giving back to the community. Click here for the article.
Tyler is providing a 12-person suite for every home game and is donating the use to SWAA’s Sled Hockey program. We would love to have two to three guests and their families for each game. To show our support for this awesome person and his team the Dallas Stars.
Click hereto register for a chance to attend. Come back each month all season for the opportunity to enter for a chance to attend.
If selected you will be emailed and will need to pick up your tickets the Saturday before the game at the Sled Hockey practice held at Dr. Pepper Starcenter, 12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX.
POC: Alfredo Corona, 682-556-1277 or email: email@example.com
July 6-13, 2013
Check out results and pictures at http://www.wasusa.org/
SWAA Regional Meet
hosted by Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association
Thank you to the Athletes and Volunteers who participated in the SWAA Regional Meet. We look forward to seeing you at other SWAA events.
Texas Regional Games April 11-14, 2013
For results go to http://www.sanantoniosports.org/texasregionalgames.html
Today, President Obama along with the Office for Civil Rights has issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to provide equal access to extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities. In addition to explaining those legal obligations, the guidance urges school districts to work with community organizations to increase athletic opportunities for students with disabilities, such as opportunities outside of the existing extracurricular athletic program.
Students with disabilities have the right, under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, to an equal opportunity to participate in their schools' extracurricular activities. A 2010 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that many students with disabilities are not afforded an equal opportunity to participate in athletics, and therefore may not have equitable access to the health and social benefits of athletic participation.
To read the entire guidance document distributed by Seth Galanter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, click here.
Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights:Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
Southwest Wheelchair Athletic Association is the regional organization for Wheelchair & Ambulatory Sports USA. The regional area includes: Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma & Texas.
We are a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides sport competition for those individuals with a physical disability.
You can make a donation to SWAA by clicking this link to our donation page on ActiveGiving.com