Adapted Physical Education (APE)

  • Adapted physical education is a diversified program of developmental gross motor activities, games, sports, and rhythms suited to the interests, capacities and limitations of students with disabilities who may not safely and/or successfully engage in unrestricted participation in the vigorous activities of the general physical education program, modified general physical education program or in a specially designed physical education program in a special day program. Services are based on need and not generalizations from categorical conditions.


    Adapted Physical Education Sports Programs
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    LAUSD offers a variety of sports opportunities for students with special needs. Students of all ages have an opportunity to participate in a progression of athletics from lead-up sports activities to competitive team sports. Adapted Physical education teachers coach their students to be able to safely and successfully participate in sports. Similar Adapted Physical Education service delivery, the sports programs offered by LAUSD are tailored to meet the various needs of our students.
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    In partnership with Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), LAUSD offers three physical education/sports programs that span from ages 3 to 22. The programs offered promote inclusion and support the development of sports skills that promote successful participation in competitive sports. The partnership, funded by Project Unify through SOSC, offers a positive foundation for activity between special education and general education students, family members, and adult volunteers.


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    Contact Information

    Adapted Physical Education
    Beaudry Building - 18th Floor
    333 South Beaudry Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Phone: (213) 241-6200 Fax: (213) 241-8437