Did you know that if your child has a disability and an IEP, IDEA requires the school to provide physical education as part of your child's special education program?
Often parents write us saying they feel their child is left out of PE or recess. Problems also occur when teachers don't know how to include a child with disabilities in physical education.
Because PE is a required component of special education, your child's physical education teacher should be included as a member of the IEP team.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn the IDEA definition and requirements for physical education instruction. Find out about Adapted Physical Education (APE) and when it is appropriate for your child. Get the new PE Checklist for IEPs.
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