Adapted Physical Education

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

Challenger Baseball: 703-860-4900

Administrative Contacts

Heather L. Grim, Supervisor

Donna Espinales, Administrative Assistant II

Dr. Connie Mills, Administrative Coordinator

APE Assignments By School

Additional APE Video Resources