Here you can find many websites and resources focused on adapted physical education and similar topics.
Where to start?
- NC DPI has a Liaison for Adapted Physical Education. Please contact Laurie Ray at 919.636.1827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Physical education teachers, coaches, adapted physical education specialists and related service providers such as occupational and physical therapists.
- Contact local organizations such as Special Olympics, soccer club, baseball league, parks and recreation departments, etc.
- Develop relationships between school and community organizations, ask for equipment and uniforms, after school opportunities.
- Communicate with other schools and school systems. What are they doing? Can you borrow from them?
- Civic organizations to provide volunteers and donations of needed PE equipment.
- Go online. Google a subject or go to www.about.com to find answers to your questions.
- There are many more resources and websites available. Ask your PE staff. Go Online. Have Fun!
Creating Equal Opportunities for Children and Youth to Participate in Physical Education and Extracurricular Athletics, Washington, D.C., 2011. Available at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/equal-pe.pdf. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of Special Education Programs
APE and Activity for People with Disabilities:
www.pecentral.org: Has a link at the top of the home page: adapted. Lots of ideas to adapt sports.
http://www.bridge2sports.org/ Non-profit organization that supports children and adults with disabilities to play team and individual sports (On Facebook as bridge2sports)
http://www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh/ NC Office on Disability and Health
http://www.classbrain.com/artread/publish/article_31.shtml Kids activity pyramid (like nutrition pyramid)
http://www.beactivenc.org/ Be Active NC
www.sonc.net: (Special Olympics North Carolina) look for coaches resources for great tips, assessment sheets, skills progression etc.
www.aahperd.org/headstartbodystart: Developmentally appropriate activity ideas for younger children.
www.aahperd.org/aapar: (American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation). Currently offers a webinar series on AU. Click on the red water bottle with the words Adapted Phys. Ed. for activity ideas.
www.ncpad.org (National Ctr on physical activity and disability)
www.access-able.com (travel sites and resources)
www.nod.org National Organization on Disability
www.narha.org North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
www.bam.gov interactive tool for teens to increase activity
www.recreation.gov guide to reliable consumer health info
www.about.com: (Need, Know, Accomplish).
www.SBANC.org (Spina Bifida)
http://calder.med.miami.edu/pointis (Spinal Cord Injury & Traumatic Brain Injury)
www.beginningssvcs.com (hearing impairment)
www.ec-link.org (resources for sensory impairments)
www.fredshead.info: Blogs, tips, techniques and resources for and by blind and visually impaired people.
www.aph.org: (American Printing House for the Blind) Clearing house for lots of resources and materials.
www.donorschoose.com Will put you in touch with donors to provide equipment.
www.aph.org American Printing House for the Blind: Books and equipment.
www.schoolspecialty.com School Specialty: Equipment =Sportime and Abilitations are now found within the School Specialty Website.
www.humankinetics.com Human Kinetics: Books, DVD, etc. including Adapted PE.
www.flaghouse.com Flaghouse: Physical Education and Giant Leaps (for special populations).
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also known as No Child Left Behind Act: www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
Special Interest Organizations:
www.healthfinder.gov/espanol (health info in Spanish)
www.ucpa.org (for CP)
www.nc-ddc.org NC council on disabilities
www.cec.sped.org (Council for Exceptional Children)
www.edgate.com/site/contents (for issues with behavior)