Adapted P.E. teacher promotes inclusion of students with disabilities

11/29/2011 | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Jason Gradyan, who uses a wheelchair, is among 61 adapted physical-education teachers in Clark County schools in Nevada. Gradyan travels between eight area elementary schools helping to foster the inclusion of students with disabilities in physical-education lessons and activities. "Normally what I would do is teach them ways to modify and advocate for themselves," Gradyan said, "so by the time they get to fifth or sixth grade, they can give the teachers their own medications. Ideally we want them to be able to function in P.E. independently."

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