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Sports for Students With Disabilities

Stevenson High School is a leader in paving the way for students with disabilities to participate in athletics. The following sports are now available:

Allied Basketball (added in 2019)
Allied Bowling (added in 2016)
Allied Spirit Revolution (cheerleading and poms, added in 2016)
Allied Soccer (created in 2014)

Our allied sports program seeks to provide these benefits to students who participate:

  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Physical fitness
  • Relationship building
  • Social skills
  • Self-confidence
  • Communication
  • Social/emotional skills within a competitive environment

Who Can Participate in Allied Sports?

  • Allied Student-athlete: A student who cannot participate in the District 125 existing co-curricular athletic programs, even with reasonable modifications or aids and services.
  • Allied Student Partner: A student who meets the criteria for District 125 athletic participation
  • Restriction or Participation: Student-athletes playing the same sport (Spirit Revolution) in the spring season will be prohibited from competing as an Allied partner. Appropriate participation for such a student-athlete may take place as a manager.

Stevenson students and parents should inquire about these opportunities with the Athletic Office (Room 2000) or by calling 847-415-4225.

IHSA Sports for Students With Disabilities
The Illinois High School Association has created terms and conditions to create athletic participation opportunities in the following sports:

Boys and girls cross country
Boys and girls bowling
Boys and girls swimming and diving
Boys and girls track and field

In addition, the IHSA offers wheelchair basketball.