Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities

Purpose

It is the policy of the IHSA to provide students with disabilities full and equal opportunities to be integrated in IHSA interscholastic sports and activities whenever possible. IHSA recognizes and adopts the definition of disability as provided within the Americans with Disabilities Act. The IHSA will not discriminate against students with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

Procedure for Requesting An Accommodation

Students who need accommodations are encouraged to work with their member schools to complete and submit the Request for Accommodation Form.  A disability is an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity.  Disability includes, but is not limited to, physical impairments, mental impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairments, intellectual impairments, learning disabilities.  A request for an accommodation should be submitted prior to the start of the applicable athletic or activity season, or as soon as is practically possible in light of the accommodation being sought. request for accommodation.

Links to both the entire IHSA Accommodation Policy and the Request for Accommodation Form are provided below.