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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

APE Resources

AAPAR/Adapted Physical Activity Council
1900 Association Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
800-213-7193, ext. 430

The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) is
dedicated to enhancing quality of life by promoting creative and active lifestyles
through meaningful physical activity, recreation and fitness experiences across
the lifespan with particular focus on community-based programs.
The Adapted Physical Activity Council has as its mission the promotion of both
practical and theoretical endeavors in the areas of physical activity and
recreation for individuals with disabilities that will lead to appropriate active
lifestyles and healthful qualities of life.  (Statement obtained from

NICHCY: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013

NICHCY provides information on: disabilities in children and youth; programs and
services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's
special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law;
and research-based information on effective practices for children with
disabilities. (Statement obtained from

PE Central: Adapted Physical Education
PO Box 10262
Blacksburg, VA 24062

The adapted physical education section provides information on teaching
physical education to students with disabilities. (Statement obtained from

The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, Il 60608-6904

The mission of the National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) is
to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in
regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is for EVERY body,
and every person can gain some health benefit from being more physically
active. This site provides information and resources that can enable people with
disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be. (Statement obtained from

Disabled Sports USA
451 Hungerford Drive
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850

A national nonprofit organization offering nationwide sports rehabilitation
programs to anyone with a permanent disability. Activities include winter skiing,
water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events.
Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord
injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other
neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions. (Statement obtained from

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
P.O. Box 7557
Wilmington, DE 19803-9997
Phone/fax: 1(800) 939-0119

The mission of ADDA is to provide information, resources and networking to
adults with AD/HD and to the professionals who work with them. In doing so,
ADDA generates hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in
the field of AD/HD. Bringing together scientific perspectives and the human
experience, the information and resources provided to individuals and families
affected by AD/HD and professionals in the field focuses on diagnoses,
treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with AD/HD lead better
lives.  (Statement obtained from

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
8181 Professional Place
Suite 150
Landover, MD 20785

CHADD represents individuals with AD/HD, for education, advocacy and support.
The organization is composed of dedicated volunteers from around the country
who play an integral part in the association's success by providing resources and
encouragement to parents, educators and professionals on a grassroots level
through CHADD chapters. (Statement obtained from

Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Suite 300
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3067

The Autism Society of America (ASA) is the leading voice and resource of the
entire autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support.
The ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. ASA accomplishes its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful
network of chapters, members and supporters. (Statement obtained from

The American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311

The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve
the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To fulfill this mission, the American
Diabetes Association funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides
information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health
professionals and the public. The Association is also actively involved in
advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. (Statement obtained from

National Center for Learning Disorders
381 Park Avenue South
Suite 1401
New York, NY 10016

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the
nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have
every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. NCLD provides essential
information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, The American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.
(Statement obtained from