In alignment with NCPEID's mission and bylaws, the NCPEID Advocacy 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.  

IDEA 2004 requires that students with disabilities receive physical education services, specially designed if necessary. If your child has a disability and an IEP, the school must provide physical education as part of your child's special education program.

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys visit Wrightslaw for reliable information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities.


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

Guidance letter to Tymeson regarding the substitution or replacement of required physical education or adapted physical education services by other services for students with disabilities


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 Advocacy Chair via email to:

Suzanna Dillon, PhD, CAPE

NCPEID Advocacy Committee Chair

Associate Professor, Texas Woman's University

Email: [email protected]