Advocacy Toolbox

In alignment with NCPEID's mission and bylaws, the NCPEID Legislative Committee is responsible for promoting legislation favorable for physical education for individuals with disabilities at the federal level, as well as, serve as a resource to persons at state and local levels.  


US Department of Education Guidance Letters related to APE


Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Guidance letter to Irby regarding the requirements under Part B of the IDEA related to substituting reading instruction for mandatory PE
Guidance letter to Tymeson regarding the provision of PE services as part of preschool-aged children's IEP
Guidance letter to Kelly regarding the provision of PE services as part of transition-aged youth's IEP


Office for Civil Rights

Dear Colleague guidance letter regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the provision of extracurricular athletics for students with disabilities

Please send inquiries to NCPEID Legislative Chair via email to:

Suzanna Dillon, PhD, CAPE

NCPEID Legislative Committee Chair

Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University

Email: [email protected]