Adapted Physical Education Web Sites

Achievable Concepts
The entire range of adapted equipment and specialized products is listed with prices. The equipment ranges from the passive to the extreme and includes adapted cycles, beach wheelchair, modified games and cards, bowling aids, specialised gardening equipment, activity resource manuals and other publications. The equipment is suitable for adults and children with disabilities as well as useful for aged care facilities and specials schools.
Adapted PE Brochure
Great brochure outlining Adapted PE in North Carolina.

Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS) Project

This Web site describes this project in which the roles, responsibilities, and perceived needs of practicing adapted physical educators are described. The national APENS exam is also explained and visitors can see when the next exam is going to be.

Camp Abilities

Camp Abilities is a one week developmental sports camp for children who are visually impaired, blind, or deafblind. The camp is set up to provide a 1:1 instructional situation for each child. It is located in Brockport, NY at SUNY Brockport.

DAPE World

This is a great site where Adapted PE teachers from around the world can collaborate, communicate and encourage one another as we work to improve students lives.

Disabled Online
This is an exciting website for people with disabilities, along with their families and friends! Disabled Online is an online portal that offers a web directory, classified ads, shopping, news, forums and chat rooms specifically for people with disabilities. Want to post your resume or an ad free of charge, visit our classifieds section! Looking for a product to purchase? We offer over 60,000 products in our accessible Shopping Mall, with such great categories like Health and Wellness, Gourmet Delectables, Sports Memorabilia and more!
Disabled Sports, USA
Mission is to provide the opportunity for individuals with physical disabilities to gain confidence and dignity through participation in sports, recreation and physical education programs, from preschool through college, and through elite sport levels.
Dwarf Athletic Association of America
The mission is the develop, promote, and provide quality amateur athletic opportunities for dwarf athletes in the US and to encourage people with dwarfism to participate in sports regardless of their level of skills.

Early Childhood Teacher is a website for and about current and aspiring early childhood educators. We have information on how to earn your teaching certification in each state, including early childhood education (ECE) degree programs, professional organizations, where to look for jobs and blogs to follow. Our blog is written by and for early childhood educators and is filled with advice and tips to help you become a better teacher.


This website provides a means for the Council to share information with teachers, activity leaders, parents, individuals with disabilities, and others interested in Adapted Physical Education (APE) and Adapted Physical Activity (APA).
General Wheelchair Sports
Dedicated to the Guidance and Growth of Wheelchair Sports.
Individuals with Disabilities Education
This web site allows visitors to learn about this important legislation.
LD OnLine
This is the leading Web site about learning disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
London Play
This link is based in London, England but much of the information re: play and playgrounds is pertinent to the U.S. as well.
Motor Opportunities Via Education (MOVE)
MOVE International is dedicated to helping children and adults with severe disabilities sit, stand and walk. MOVE International was born out of a need to improve the quality of life for people with severe disabilities. This is achieved through instruction and adaptive equipment that enhances independent mobility.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD)
The newsletters and other documents on the NCPAD site provide up-to-date information about individuals with disabilities. NCPAD is funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is located at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Disability and Human Development. All materials listed below - and more - are available on the NCPAD Web site at or by calling our toll-free number: 1-800-900-8086. Alternative formats are available.
National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID)
This site is maintained by the National Consortium of Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities. It contains information on the Consortium's mission, annual meeting, membership information, and an online copy of its newsletter, "The Advocate".
National Program for Playground Safety
During the past two decades, US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) statistics have shown a dramatic increase in playground-related injuries. It is estimated that every two-and-a-half minutes a child is treated in an emergency room for a playground-related injury. This does not include the children whose injuries receive treatment outside the emergency room. Clearly, efforts are needed to insure safer play environments for the children on our nation's playgrounds.
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association
NARHA is a membership organization which fosters safe, professional, ethical and therapeutic equine activities through education, communication, standards and research for people with and without disabilities.
PALAESTRA (Forum of Sport, Physical Education & Recreation For Those With Disabilities)
A quarterly publication and premier resource on adapted physical activity. Forum of Sport, Physical Education and Recreation For Those With Disabilities. Feature article...
If you are looking for a wealth of information regarding Adapted Physical Education, then visit Project INSPIRE, Texas Woman's University Web page. It provides concise fact sheets regarding typical behaviors associated with a number of disabilities, program modification suggestions, and Internet links to facilitate acquisition of additional information.
Skating Association for the Blind and Handicapped (SABAH)
This site provides a little information about their ice skating program for people with visual impairments. You can read about their accomplishments and learn about their mission statement. Also, you can see more detailed information about their program by clicking on the "Request Info" link on their site.

Special Education Guide

Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talents—it’s just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That’s where Special Education Guide comes in. We are your go-to resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

Special Olympics

Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition to more than 1 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 150 countries. This site is maintained by Special Olympics International, with information on sports offered by Special Olympics, links to individual state programs, volunteering, and other pertinent information.
Teaching, Responding, Communicating Inclusive Physical Education
This is a 4 page brochure/document that reviews North Carolina and federal laws. In addition, this brochure also provides appropriate adaptations for inclusion of all children in quality physical education. In many cases regular physical education teachers are not equipped with the knowledge and skills to effectively include children with disabilities into their classes. This document offers some basic information on how the physical education teacher can ensure that services are available to everyone they teach. This brochure was brought together in partnership with NC Office on Disability and Health, NC Department of Public Instruction: Healthful Living and Exceptional Children Sections, NC Healthy Schools, Be Active NC, and PE Central.
Therapeutic Recreation
This is a therapeutic recreation directory site, with links to many different topics ranging from activity and treatment ideas to workshops and conferences.
United States Association of Blind Athletes
Mission is to change the attitudes of the general population about the abilities of the blind and visually impaired.

Wright's Law

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

Yoga for the Special Child
This site contains information on teaching yoga to infants and children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities and other syndromes and disorders.