Welcome to the homepage for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID). Our mission is to promote research, professional preparation, service delivery, and advocacy of Physical Education for individuals with disabilities. Membership is open to all persons who are or have been involved in professional preparation, demonstration, or research activity related to physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities. University faculty in adapted physical education as well as public school and residential facility personnel are encouraged to become members.
NCPEID holds an annual conference each summer bringing together researchers, teacher educators, practitioners and policy makers to discuss critical issues and best practices in physical education and adapted physical education. Annual business meetings are also held in conjunction with the Adapted Physical Activity Council of the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE American - formerly known as the Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance). Read more...
Membership in NCPEID is open to all persons who are or have been involved in training, demonstration, or research activities related to physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities.
NCPEID is proud to provide Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS). The APENS web site contains resourcesRead more ...
Looking for more information or information you can share with others? The NCPEID has a wide variety of materials to get you started. The NCPEID provides a brochure that summarizes physical education guidelines for children with disabilities. We have also developed an Advocacy PowerPoint template which is available to you for presentations. The template can be individualized to meet your specific needs, but please maintain the branding of the NCPEID as you modify or add new slides
In addition, the Adapted Physical Activity Council of the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation has developed position statements on "Highly Qualified Adapted Physical Education Teachers" and on "Eligibility Criteria for Adapted Physical Education Services." Providing School-Sponsored Interscholastic Sport/Athletics for Students with Disabilities
The NCPEID Interscolastic Sports/Atheletics for Students with Disabilities committee developed a position statement that was passed by the membership on July 17th, 2015. It promotes equity for all students seeking to engage in extracurricular activities, specifically sports and atheletics. Click Here to view the position statement.
Dear Colleague Letter : Extracurricular Activities
Government Accountability Office Report: June 2010 - GAO Report: Students with Disabilities in Physical Education and Athletics
Department of Education Document: August 2011 - Creating Equal Opportunities to Participate in Physical Education and Extracurricular Athletics
Federal Register: August 2006 - Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities