State law addresses making PE inclusive, including adapted PE or accommodations when necessary.
Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-006-2360.2.10 Physical Education
Each LEA shall:
- (1) Provide physical education services, specially designed if necessary, that shall he made available to every childwith a disability receiving FAPE unless the LEA enrolls children without disabilities and does not provide physical education to children without disabilities in the same grades.
- (2) Afford the opportunity to each eligible child to participate in the regular physical education program available to nondisabled children unless--
- (i) The child is enrolled full time in a separate facility; or
- (ii) The child needs specially designed physical education as prescribed in the child's IEP.
- (3) Special physical education. If specially designed physical education is prescribed in a child's IEP, the LEA responsible for the education of that child shall provide the services directly or make arrangements for those services to be provided through other public or private programs.
- (4) Education in separate facilities. The LEA responsible for the education of an eligible child who is enrolled in a separate facility shall ensure that the child receives appropriate physical education services in compliance with this section.
Code of Vermont Rules 22-000-006-2363.7 Content of IEP
(c) Special education and related services and supplementary aids and services to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child, and a statement of individual accommodations, program modifications, or supports that will be provided for school personnel to enable the child:
- (1) To advance appropriately toward attaining his or her IEP annual goals;
- (2) To be involved in and progress in the general curriculum, to participate in extracurricular and other non-academic activities and in physical education services pursuant to the requirements in Rule 2360.2.
- (3) To be educated and participate with a variety of children who do and do not have disabilities.
The Vermont Statutes 16-101-2942 Special Education
(2) “Special education” means, to the extent required by federal law, specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents or guardian, to meet the unique educational needs of a child with a disability, including classroom instruction, instruction in physical education, home instruction, and instruction in hospitals and institutions. The term includes “related services” as defined in federal law.