Special Needs Cheer

Questions to consider before you start a special needs team

by Natalie Keller Reinert

The U.S., Canada and Great Britain together now boast more than 300 special needs cheer teams, giving children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to shine on the mat. Hailed by parents and researchers alike as a transformative experience for kids who might feel socially cut-off from the rest of the world, cheerleading can bestow confidence, pride and friendship upon its participants.

Starting a special needs team at your gym, however, is not an overnight decision. There are many things that should be considered …

read the full article on Cheer Biz News – Starting a Special Needs Team

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