April 11, 2017

The New England Center for Children will host the Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) Annual Adapted PE Conference on May 5, 2017. With a theme of “Turning Disabilities into Capabilities,” the one-day conference will bring together physical education experts from across Massachusetts to discuss best practices in adapted physical education (APE) curriculum and techniques for children with autism spectrum and other disorders.IIP Pool April 11

“NECC has years of experience researching and establishing solid techniques for best practice in adaptive physical education,” said Phil Leonard, NECC’s Assistant Director of APE and OT. “We believe strongly in a well-rounded education for all students, including providing the best opportunities to build motor skills, improve fitness, and participate in sports and recreation using the latest in adaptive physical education. We’re excited to host this year’s Adapted PE Conference and share our knowledge.”

NECC will present seven sessions throughout the day including observational aquatics sessions, effective teachings for students with autism spectrum disorder, and yoga for special needs populations.

The Conference will be held May 5, 2017, at NECC, 33 Turnpike Road, Southborough, Mass. For more information and to register please visit MAHPERD’s registration site. Registration closes Monday, April 17th.

Read the full press release here.