We believe all students should have the opportunity to develop the skills that enhance physical fitness and wellness and a physically active lifestyle. Services are provided through consultation to and in collaboration with educational teams that support students in the general PE environment.

Diagnostic & Educational
Service Center (DESC)

Gillet Educational Center
201 South Evanston Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-6832
T | 847-463-8240
F | 847-463-8289

Program Coordinator: 
Dr. Pamela Radford
847-463-8147 |  pradford@nsseo.org

Administrative Assistant: 
Deborah Skoskiewicz
847-463-8273 |  dskoskie@nsseo.org


Focus ↓



The emphasis of adapted physical education is to facilitate participation of students with disabilities with typically developing peers in age-appropriate activities. Adapted physical education is often provided in conjunction with the general PE program with consultation with general education PE teachers.  Consultation may include adaptations or program modifications to address the individual needs of students in their PE program.

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Who We Are ↓

Who We Are


Our NSSEO Adapted Physical Education program consists of highly qualified teachers with approval in the area of Adapted Physical Education. Adapted Physical Education Teachers participate in and present at workshops and conferences in this specialized area of education.

Services ↓



• Direct services
• Consultative services
• Coaching
• Collaboration with the general PE staff
• Assessment of the individual/environment

Contact Directory ↓

Contact Directory


Find Someone Who Can Assist You by Going to our Staff Directory → 

Forms ↓



DESC Referral Form →

Adapted Physical Education Referral Form 

APE Service Guidelines →

APE Teacher Checklist 

Resources ↓



A.P.E. Forum →

Adapted Physical Education Standards →

National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities →

National Association for Sports and Physical Education →