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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Education

Presented by Adapted Physical Education Consultants:

 Ann Griffin, Grant Wood AEA, Cedar Rapids, IA

agriffin@aea10.k12.ia.us

Robin Olberding, Heartland AEA, Ames, IA

rolberding@aea11.k12.ia.us

Physical education, specially designed if necessary, is required by Federal law for all students with disabilities.

IDEA:  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Special education is defined in the law as:  specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents or guardians, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including:  

A.

instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and

B.

instruction in physical education

It is the responsibility of the IEP team to determine the appropriateness of the physical education placement.  Team members should determine whether general physical education is appropriate (with or without modifications) or if specially designed instruction is needed.  The team should seek the input of the building physical educator in making this decision.

What works?

Students with autism have difficulty with social interactions, play skills, communication, and making transitions.  All of these skills can be addressed in the physical or adapted physical education setting.  

What to teach – Selecting content

Directly teach play skills (turn taking, entering a game, waiting for a turn, finding a partner, changing partners…)

Directly teach equipment usage

Emphasize individual, partner, and small group activities

Think in terms of lifetime leisure activities and community based activities:  billiards, bowling, weight training, golf…putt putt and driving range, sledding, canoeing, snowshoes, fishing, kite flying, walking, gymnastics, croquet, roller skating/blading, biking…

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