In this Issue: Accessing Sports and Physical Education.
Dear Friends and Family Caregivers,
Academics are a vital part of many Individualized Education Plans, but IEPS include more than reading and math. Although some of us dreaded gym, a well-taught physical education class can be a great source of success for students with disabilities. Physical education gives students a chance to enjoy movement, interact with peers in a non-academic but structured setting and, hopefully, have a little fun.
Are students with disabilities legally entitled to physical education?
Yes! California law and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) both provide for appropriate, individualized instruction in physical education for students with disabilities. For students with mobility disabilities or orthopedic impairment, this includes instructions in motor skills and motor development. For all students, physical education should include introduction to physical sports and games, including team sports such as basketball and soccer and "lifetime" sports like running and swimming.
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