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Unified approach


Last updated 2/6/2020 at 10:26am

Cheney High School Unified Basketball player Adrienne Garza looks for a teammate to pass to during the Blackhawks game with Lakeside at a six-team tournament last Tuesday. According to coordinator Brian Baxter, Unified Basketball blends general education students — “partners” — with special needs students in competition. Of the five players on the court, two can be partners while three must be special needs players. Cheney’s program has grown to 20 students, two teams consisting of 13 special needs players and seven partners.


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