Welcome to the PE Program
🥎 ⛹️♀️We are a special education school with several programs that serve students with a wide spectrum of physical and cognitive disabilities. We provide services for students with Autism, learning disabilities, mental retardation, and multiple disabilities. To best serve our students we adhere to an educational model that is founded upon a rigorous functional academic curriculum. We create immersive learning experiences that empower our students to make choices and experience the outcomes that they desire.
While physical education may have many definitions, the definition, as it applies specifically to students who have disabilities, appears in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142) and later within the Individuals with Disabilities Act (PL 101-476). Here, physical education is defined as follows: "The term (physical education) means development of: (A) physical and motor fitness; (B) fundamental motor skills and patterns, and (C) skills in aquatics, dance, individual and group games and sports (including intramural and lifetime sports). (Federal Register 1997, 42480)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), Public Law 108-466 (2004), states that physical education is a required service for children and youth between the ages of 3-21 who qualify for special education services because of a specific disability or developmental delay 🏀⛹🏿♂️