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Adapted Physical Education Overview


Adapted Physical Education, (APE), is physical education for students with disabilities.

The Trumbull County Educational Service Center provides Adapted Physical Education services to 20 Trumbull County school districts.

APE focuses on modifying students’ fitness, gross motor, and perceptual- motor abilities so that students can reach their fullest potential through physical activity. TCESC also provides consultation with school districts so that APE services can be provided  in the least restrictive environment.

  • The majority of the students served in the APE program are also students in TCESC’s multiple disabilities classroom program.
  • Before direct instructional services are provided, the APE instructor assesses students’ gross motor development to determine eligibility for APE services.
  • APE also provides students with exposure to community-based lifetime leisure activities to help enhance their quality of life. Students play miniature golf at local facilities. Middle and high school students participate in bocce and bowling.
  • APE students participate in an Adapted Aquatics Program at the Hubbard Community Pool in conjunction with the American Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley.
  • APE students participate in an adapted golf program called GOLFF: Go On Living For Fun at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • APE students participate in Archery  at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital.
  • Additional services can be provided on a consultation basis to any of the 20 Trumbull County School districts.
  • To receive APE consultation services, a request for APE assessment/consultation form must be completed to initiate the process. 
For additional information contact the director of pupil services, Trumbull County Educational Service Center, at 330-505-2800 ext. 133.

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TRUMBULL COUNTY EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER
6000 Youngstown Warren Rd.  Niles, OH  44446-4603
Phone: 330.505.2800  Fax: 330.505.2814
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