Adapted Physical Education (A.P.E.)
The development of physical and motor fitness, fundamental motor skills and patterns; and skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports (including intramural and lifetime sports). The term also refers to special physical education, adapted physical education, movement education, and motor development.
The physical education program at Kilmer Center is designed to engage all students at many physical and mentally stimulating levels using a variety of adaptive equipment, communication devices, verbal praises and/or physical support in order to reach success. Each student is given the opportunity to explore, create, touch and manipulate equipment given to them during class in order to discover what works best or is more engaging to meet their individual needs. We promote collaboration, cooperation, teamwork, independence, social skills, fitness and working to be the best that one a can be. We celebrate our successes; the milestones that are met in the IEP or on a personal level as well as the smaller achievements that are conquered are noted and recognized. Our goal is to give each student and family the tools and experiences that will enable an active healthy lifestyle.