handicapped http://michiganradio.org en Michigan sports officials try to understand new federal rule opening the door to disabled athletes http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-sports-officials-try-understand-new-federal-rule-opening-door-disabled-athletes <p></p><p>Michigan high school sports officials are trying to figure out how to implement a new federal rule that opens sports programs to students with disabilities.</p><p>More than 300,000 students take part in high school sports in Michigan.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>A small number are disabled.</p><p>But the number of disabled students playing high school sports will likely increase.</p><p>That's because the federal government has decreed that handicapped students must be given a fair shot to make traditional sports teams, or schools must create new programs for them.</p> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 10945 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan sports officials try to understand new federal rule opening the door to disabled athletes