Children with Special Needs

Overview

Adapted physical education is a program for students with disabilities from birth through 22 years of age.  This is a diversified program of developmental activities, games, sports, aquatics, and rhythmical movements suited to the interests, capabilities, and limitations of students with disabilities who may or may not safely or successfully engage in the activities of a general education program.  Instructional, consultative, and/or monitoring services are provided to students in the least restrictive environment ranging from a segregated environment, one-on-one and small group settings, to inclusion in general physical education classes.
(TAHPERD, 2008)

Resources for Adapted Sports and Activities

Victory Therapy Center
Provides Therapeutic Riding for individuals with disabilities. Located in Roanoke, Texas.
http://www.victorytherapy.org/

Dallas Junior Wheelchair Mavericks Basketball
http://www.dallasjuniorwheelchairmavericks.org/

Special Olympics Texas
Sports competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. GCISD provides Special Olympics competition in Track and Field, Basketball, Bowling, and Swimming.
http://www.sotx.org

RISE Adaptive Sports
To assist persons with physical challenges to Recover, Inspire, Succeed and Empower themselves and others by providing inclusive adaptive recreational sports programs.
http://www.riseadaptivesports.org/wp/

 
 Disclaimer: The resources that can be accessed with links connecting to sources other than the website, GCISD.net, are not maintained by Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is not responsible for the contents of any such resources. The existence of a link should not be assumed as an endorsement by Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District.
Contacts

Leslie J. Low, Ph.D.
817-251-6888 x2923

Dr. Low serves the following schools:
Colleyville Heritage High School
Heritage Middle School
Grapevine Middle School
Bransford Elementary 
Cannon Elementary 
Dove Elementary
Silverlake Elementary
Grapevine Elementary
Heritage Elementary
OC Taylor Elementary

Trent Edwards
817-251-6888 x3158

Mr. Edwards serves the following schools:
Grapevine High
Cross Timbers Middle
Colleyville Middle
Bear Creek Elementary
Colleyville Elementary
Glenhope Elementary
Timberline Elementary