APE Online Resources

  1. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

APAQ is the journal of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. Regular features include case studies; techniques for adapting equipment, facilities, methodology, and clinical settings; editorial commentary; article abstracts; and book reviews

2.  Wrights Law Home Page

This site gives a general overview of what APE is as well as how it was instated by IDEA.  It also has a graph specific state requirements to teach APE.  Other helpful info on this page includes:  APE articles, Free Publications, and Helpful Resources.

3.  Glenda’s Assistive Technology

This site has assistive technology for APE and many other subjects within the classroom.  100’s of archived posts with tons of resources for adapting lessons for students with disabilities.  Since Glenda is with in the Butte County, there are also local support systems—close to home and all around California.

4. State Council on Adapted Physical Education—California

This website has all the rules and regulations/official requirements for APE in the state of California.  It was updated in 2012.  This website would probably be more helpful to someone looking to attend an APE state conference or find archives of previous APE meetings and forums.


This sight has all the current news articles and issues relating to Physical Education.  It also has specific pages designated for Adapted PE, Elementary PE, Secondary PE, technology in PE, Coaching and Sports, and Health/Fitness/Nutrition.


This site offers a detailed fact sheet that has specifics about each disability.  Of course as APE and SPED teachers we must always take the people first approach and assess each student individually. However, it can be important to know some common characteristics and traits of each student’s disability.  Take a look, but remember to always use on a case to case basis.  We can’t know everything about everything but we can know a little bit about everything until more specific knowledge is needed.

7.  Special Olympics

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

8.  NASPE-Talk (adapted-talk)

This site is a blog forum where educators and parents can discuss all sorts of issues that might come up when working with a student with disabilities in Physical Education.  Increase your knowledge of hot topics and controversial issues in the APE world as well as purchase adapted equipment or create your own Physical Educators blog to share your own stories and get feedback from other educators and professionals.

9.  Donors Choose

This website helps connect donors with teachers and classes in need of equipment or funding for equipment.

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.

When a project reaches its funding goal, we ship the materials to the school. You’ll get photos of the project taking place, a letter from the teacher, and insight into how every dollar was spent. Give over $50 and you’ll also receive hand-written thank-yous from the students.

10.  Helping Children with Learning Disabilities

Help guide was launched in 1999, inspired by our belief that Morgan’s tragedy could have been avoided if she had access to unbiased, reliable information that gave her a sense of hope and direction. Since then, this website has grown from a small local project to an internationally recognized resource serving over 50 million people a year.  This website is a great opportunity for parents to research what they can do to help their child with disabilities.

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