Adapted Physical Education (APE) is a related service for students in special education who are unable to participate in or benefit from the general physical education program. APE is a diversified program of developmental activities, games, sports, and rhythms, suited to the interests, capacities and limitations of students with disabilities who are unable to safely or successfully participate in the activities of the general physical education program.

APE teachers are certified to teach health and physical education (PE). Services may be provided in one or more of the following ways: 1) consulting with the general education PE teacher so that the child may be included in regular PE, 2) attending the regular PE class with the student to make adaptations/modifications in activities, or 3) providing a separate class that is modified for the specific students’ abilities.



National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

TOPSoccer (Virginia Youth Soccer), 703-670-6061

Special Olympics—area 23, 703-680-6661

Adapted Swimming:

Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center: 703-993-8444

Chinn Center: 703-730-1051

Camp Easter Seals Virginia

Rainbow Olympic Games: 1.800.559.5782 or e-mail: Rainbow_Olympic_games@yahoo.com

Challenger Baseball: 703.860.4900

Administrative Contacts

Heather L. Grim, Supervisor
GrimHL@pwcs.edu

Cindy Kowalick, Secretary
kowalica@pwcs.edu
703-791-7419

Dr. Connie Mills, Administrative Coordinator
millscx@pwcs.edu
703-791-7282

APE Assignments By School

Adapted PE Specialists and Base Schools

Gina Bailes
bailesrg@pwcs.edu
Beville MS

Christopher Claro
clarocr@pwcs.edu
The Nokesville School

Lisa Reed
reedll@pwcs.edu
Leesylvania ES

Joe McCarthy
mccartjx@pwcs.edu
Freedom HS

Eric Perry
perryem@pwcs.edu
Bristow Run ES

Schelley Sandoval
sandovsa@pwcs.edu
Forest Park HS

Kelly Sanders
sanderkc@pwcs.edu
Osbourn Park HS

Vacant
Gar-Field HS