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Governor Signs Bill for Disabled Student Athletes

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    A new law says student athletes with disabilities can be exempt from gym class if they play other sports.

    Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill Sunday extending the exemption that exists for other students. Already, school boards can allow juniors and seniors out of physical education for reasons including if they're in sports or need credits. Quinn says athletes with disabilities should be given the same consideration.

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    The law takes effect immediately.

    It says disabled student athletes can be exempt if they're involved in adaptive athletic programs.

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    The bill was prompted by student Tyler Woodworth, who has cerebral palsy. He plays sled hockey, which is adapted ice hockey. Woodworth wanted to take a class but had a full schedule and didn't qualify for the exemption.