Unified sports bringing together students of different abilities

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COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Unified League gives special education students an inclusive high school experience by allowing them to play with their general education peers.

Colonie High School senior athletes played one of their last games on Monday before they age out of the program.

“They’re here to learn, and they’re here to socialize and make friends and be a part of the Colonie community,” said Unified Basketball Coach Sean Peer. 

Not only are the general education students playing on the court, but they’ve also taken leadership roles as student coaches.

“You come here and you feel a different experience because they’re so happy all the time, so it’s fun to watch and it’s fun to be a part of,” said Student Coach Makayla Blake. 

Colonie has participated in the league for five years.

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