"Competent, confident, joyful moving for a lifetime"
Connecticut State Department of Education
Mission Statement for Adapted Physical Education
The practice of Adapted Physical Education is predicated on the belief that each student has the ability and a desire to move, to be active, and to participate meaningfully with peers. All students, including those with disabilities, should experience a quality physical education program that meets their individual needs and provides them the opportunity to reach their maximum potential. Participation and activity are necessary components of physical, emotional, intellectual and social health. Health affects educational outcomes, behaviors and attitudes, and the attainment of educational and personal goals is dependent on the achievement of good health. Through physical education, adapted physical education addresses the health and energy balance of individual students and guides them toward becoming well-informed, health literate individuals, as well as competent, confident and joyful movers.