What is Adapted PE?
Adapted Physical Education is the art and science of developing and implementing a carefully designed physical education instructional program for an individual with a disability, based on a comprehensive assessment, to give the individual the skills necessary for a lifetime of rich leisure, recreation, and sport experiences to enhance physical fitness and wellness. (Auxter, Pyfer, & Huettig, 2001).
How a student qualifies for Adapted PE
In order for a student to begin receiving APE services there are a number of things that must happen first. In most cases the physical education or classroom teacher who is providing direct services will set the referral process in motion. The adapted pe teacher will then administer an assessment to the student to test their motor skills. In addition to the APE assessment, the student must also qualify for special education services to take part in APE. The APE teacher will present their findings from the assessment and make a recommendation at the student's ARD meeting.
Links of Interest
Round Rock ISD Special Olympics
Central Texas Ability Sports
Round Rock's Play For All Abilities Park
Contact: Roger Haney 512-218-5540
The Quest Academy of Austin
Danny G McBeth Recreation Center. - Located in Zilker Park, this fully accessible facility has a multipurpose room, kitchen/craft room, game room, outdoor picnic areas, accessible playscape, and sand play area. They offer adapted recreation activities throughout the year for children and a recreational day program for adults with disabilities. They also offer adapted sports programs in tennis, swimming, cycling, basketball, rowing, dance and more.
Danny G. McBeth Recreation Center
2401 Columbus Drive Austin, TX 78746
Phone # 512.974.9011
Clay Madsen Recreation Center
R.O.C.K.- Improving life skills and independence in partnership with the horse
Office: 512-930-7625 (Kristin Witcher)
Physical Location: 2050 Rockride Lane (formerly CR 110), Georgetown, TX 78626
Cerebral Palsy Physical Therapy - "Everyone needs a little help from time to time. We hope to fill that need for the families that come to Cerebral Palsy Guide by offering information about cerebral palsy, its treatments and how to find doctors or legal help."
*Although we are located in Orlando, FL, we help parents, families, and individuals affected by a cerebral palsy diagnosis. We help these families find supportive and financial resources to help with assistive technology, therapies, and treatment for CP.
Cerebral Palsy Group - The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to parents with children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance - a very comprehensive informational site on cerebral palsy and associated conditions, including autism, ADHD and more. Not only do they provide detailed medical information, but have hundreds of pages on lifestyle and sports.