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Making Extra-Curricular Activities Inclusive

Benefits of Participation in Extracurricular Activities

Student with disabilities, like their non-disabled peers, benefit greatly from the non-academic facets of campus life. Some of the benefits to participating in extracurricular activities are:

  • Promotes personal growth in areas such as leadership, team building, etc.
  • Encourages health and wellness
  • Builds and grows social and professional networks
  • Introduces or improves skills
  • Promotes a sense of belonging
  • Allows for exploration of personal interests
  • Leads to increased commitment to school and academic achievement


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