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Web Resources

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
  • 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.
  • There are many more resources and websites available. Ask your PE staff. Go Online. Have Fun!


LEA Websites:

Pitt County APE Webiste

APE and Activity for People with Disabilities: Has a link at the top of the home page: adapted. Lots of ideas to adapt sports. Non-profit organization that supports children and adults with disabilities to play team and individual sports (On Facebook as bridge2sports) NC Office on Disability and Health activity pyramid (like nutrition pyramid) Be Active NC (Special Olympics North Carolina) look for coaches resources for great tips, assessment sheets, skills progression etc. Shape America (National Ctr on physical activity and disability) National Organization on Disability Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (recreation) (BAM: Body and Mind) interactive tool for teens to increase activity guide to reliable consumer health info

Specific Diagnoses: (Spina Bifida Association) (Brain and Spinal Cord) Washington State University Brachial Plexus Center (hearing impairment) BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (resources for sensory impairments) Blogs, tips, techniques and resources for and by blind and visually impaired people. (American Printing House for the Blind) Clearing house for lots of resources and materials.


Equipment: Will put you in touch with donors to provide equipment. American Printing House for the Blind: Books and equipment. School Specialty: Equipment =Sportime and Abilitations are now found within the School Specialty Website. Human Kinetics: Books, DVD, etc. including Adapted PE. Flaghouse: Physical Education and Giant Leaps (for special populations).


Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) also known as No Child Left Behind Act:

Center for Parent Information and Resources 

Special Educ. Law Bulletins:;

Special Interest Organizations: (health info in Spanish) (for CP) NC Council n Developmental Disabilities Easter Seals (Council for Exceptional Children) The Arc of North Carolina

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