Welcome to the
homepage for the National Consortium for Physical
Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID).
Please use the menu above to learn more about us.
Membership is open to all persons who are or have been
involved in professional preparation, demonstration, or research activity related to
physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities.
University faculty in adapted physical education and therapeutic recreation
as well as public school and residential facility personnel are encouraged
to become members.
The Mission of the National Consortium for Physical Education and
Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities is to promote research,
professional preparation, service delivery, and advocacy of Physical
Education and Recreation for individuals with disabilities.
NCPERID holds an annual conference each summer. It
often holds meetings in conjunction with the national conferences of the
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
and the National Recreation and Park Association.
Standards and Certification
NCPERID is proud to provide
Adapted Physical Education
National Standards (APENS). The APENS web site contains
resources to learn about the 15 APENS National Standards, the national
certification exam and study guide, as well as alternative methods for becoming a
nationally Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE). Persons seeking
NCPERID endorsement for APENS examination study courses should refer to
our policy statement. To find out more
about careers in Adapted Physical Education,
The Consortium plays a major role in shaping the direction of adapted physical education and therapeutic recreation. Its
membership has been active in promoting legislation and personnal
preparation programs that improve the quality of physical education and
recreation for individuals with
disabilities. For example, members have been involved at the federal
level promoting versions of the recently reauthorized
Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA - PL 108-446) as well as the
Americans with Disabilities Act (PL 101-336). The Consortium is a
valuable resource for professionals seeking information and direction on
various legislative and advocacy issues. Members also contribute to the
growing knowledge base for the disciplines through research and
Statements, Presentation Templates, and Documents
The Consortium provides a
brochure that summarizes
physical education guidelines for children with disabilities.
We have also developed an
Advocacy PowerPoint template which is available to you for presentations. The template can be
individualized to meet your specific needs, but please maintain the
branding of the NCPERID as you modify or add new slides. In
addition, the Adapted Physical Activity Council of the American
Association for Physical Activity and Recreation has developed position
statements on "Physical Education for Infants, Children, and Youth with
doc), "Including Students with Disabilities in Physical
Qualified Adapted Physical Education Teachers."