PALAESTRA is a quarterly publication designed to be a single responsible source of valuable information for those interested in sport, physical education, and recreation involving individuals with disabilities. It is published in cooperation with the Adapted Physical Activity Council of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; United States Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee; and the Education Committee of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.

PALAESTRA's mission is threefold:

  • to enlighten parents in all aspects of physical activity, thus making them the best possible advocates for their children during IEP (Individual Education Plan) discussions with the school or community recreation staff;
  • to increase the knowledge base of professionals working with children or adults with disabilities, making them aware of the can-do possibilities of their clients; and
  • to help adult readers learn the value physical activity holds for their increased wellness.

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Vol 34, No 1 (2020)

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Table of Contents

Editor's Corner


International News

Aija Klavina, Michelle Grenier

Feature Articles

Melissa Alexander, Frederick Gardin
Matthew D. Lucas
Pamela Trocki-Ables, Ron French, Lisa Silliman-French
Yongshun Wang, Anlu Yang, Xiaolei Kang
Gretchen I. Imel, Timothy S. Hartstorne, Lillian J. Slavin, Sandra K. Kanouse
Eryk Przysucha, Tyler McDougall, Carlos Zerpa, Derek Kivi
Lauren Bates, Dr. Elizabeth Lenz, Dr. Lauren J. Lieberman, Dr. Brooke Starkoff

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