Outline of the state of Virginia

Adaptive Physical Education

Adaptive Physical Education

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

Virginia Administrative Code 8 VAC 20-81-100. Free Appropriate Public Education.

I. Physical education. (34 CFR 300.108)

    1. General. Physical education services, specially designed if necessary, shall be made available to every child with a disability receiving a free appropriate public education, unless the local educational agency enrolls children without disabilities and does not provide physical education to children without disabilities in the same grade.
    1. Regular physical education. Each child with a disability shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the regular physical education program available to children without disabilities, unless:
  • a. The child is enrolled full time in a separate facility; or

  • b. The child needs specially designed physical education, as prescribed in the child's IEP that cannot be provided in the regular physical education program.

    1. Special physical education. If specially designed physical education is prescribed in a child's IEP, the local educational agency 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.
    1. Education in separate facilities. The local educational agency responsible for the education of a child with a disability who is enrolled in a separate facility shall ensure that the child receives appropriate physical education services in compliance with this subsection.
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