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How Schools Can Adapt PE For Disabled Students

How Schools Can Adapt PE For Disabled Students

My Rockin Disabled Life

Hi friends, my name is Sarah and I struggle more than most people because of a condition I have called Spina Bifida. The media has wrongly portrayed the disabled community for many years which makes disabled people face all kinds of discrimination. My hope is to help you better understand what it means to be disabled and what it is not.

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  1. Eloquent Existence

    Honestly it depends on what the student needs. Unfortunately, most schools are understaffed or underpaid and many more often than not have little knowledge about the resources available to accommodate students with special needs. The best way to improve adaptive PE right now is through advocacy, especially self advocacy and education. Educating yourself about it and then writing to spread the knowledge is great course of action. Keep going. Keep empowering yourself. What is out there for adaptive PE? Walkers? Lowered Basketball goals? Hand grips? Adaptive weight equipment? Lifts?

    1. rockindisabledlife

      Yes, your right every disabled person has different needs! My school was just so bad with disabled students by not including them if they couldn’t participate it hurt me to watch. I do realize that there are some schools that may be better than mine was which hopefully they are but if not all we can do is educate to help them improve their classrooms.

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