Forber-Pratt, who graduated from Natick High School in 2002, said there were no opportunities for her, in a wheelchair, to play sports in Natick public schools. Instead, she went to a sports clinic for disabled students at the Massachusetts Hospital School.
Now, Natick High School, like other schools, is still scrutinizing the new guidelines.
The US Department of Education reported in August 2011 that, “Physical activity is 4.5 lower for disabled children and youth than their peers without diabilities.”
In the picture, Forber-Pratt receives a standing ovation as she is honored as a "Hero Among Us" during a timeout at TD Garden.