Pennsylvania - Adaptive PE: Standards

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State law addresses making PE inclusive, including adapted PE or accommodations when necessary.

The Pennsylvania Code § 14.131. IEP.

(viii) Physical support. Services for students with a physical disability who require services primarily in the areas of functional motor skill development, including adaptive physical education or use of assistive technologies designed to provide or facilitate the development of functional motor capacity or skills.

The Pennsylvania Code § 4.27. Physical education and athletics.

(b) The physical education program must be adapted for students who are medically unable to participate in the regular physical education program.

The Pennsylvania Code § 14.102. Purposes.

(a) It is the intent of the Board that children with disabilities be provided with quality special education services and programs. The purposes of this chapter are to serve the following:

  • (2) To adopt, except as expressly otherwise provided in this chapter, the requirements of 34 CFR Part 300 (relating to assistance to states for the education of children with disabilities) as published at 71 FR 46540—46845 (August 14, 2006); and amended at 73 FR 73006—73029 (December 1, 2008). The following sections are incorporated by reference:
    • (xi) 34 CFR 300.104 -- 300.108 (relating to residential placement; assistive technology; extended school year services; nonacademic services; and physical education)
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