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Celebrating Disability Awareness Week on the court

Posted at 1:45 PM, May 04, 2019

ELMA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Students and staff celebrated a very special basketball game at Iroquois High School Friday.

The entire student body came out in support of the school's unified basketball team, a team made of up of students with special needs.

The unified basketball team took on Lancaster High School as part of a week full of activities in celebration of Disability Awareness Week.

Find out more here on how parents of local high school students are calling on New York State to expand the eligibility for students who participate in unified sports.

7 Eyewitness News received a response from New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia on the issue here.