Kentucky Adapted Physical Education


Program Overview

The Kentucky Adapted Physical Education (KAPE) program is for children with disabilities aged 4-18.  This program is offered for 10 weeks of each academic term (September-November and February-April) by the Department of Exercise & Sport Science and the Telford YMCA.

Children in the program receive individualized physical activity programs that emphasize development of gross motor skills, physical fitness and basic aquatic skills.  These individualized physical activity programs are developed for each child based on initial screening, on-going motor assessment and consultation with parents.  Instruction is provided by qualified student workers.

Participants will include:

*30 children aged 4-18 years of age.
*Children with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities.
*Acceptance will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Program Highlights

Activities will include 2-week rotation of physical and motor fitness skills:

*Dance and Rhythms

Aquatics will be included with:

*Certified Lifeguard on duty.
*Flotation Devices such as Aqua-joggers & Swimming noodles.
*One on one supervision will be provided in the aquatics area.

Location and Time

Telford YMCA
1100 E. Main Street, Richmond, KY 40475

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
(20 Fridays per academic year)


The cost of the program is $60.00 per semester, for 10 sessions of the adapted physical education program.  A sliding pay scale and grants are available upon request.


Parents/guardians must complete an application for each child prior to participation.  Contact Dr. Louisa Summers to receive an application at +1 (859) 622-1891.

Registation will be on a first come, first serve basis, and will be limited to 30 children per semester.  Although we would like to be able to serve all children, the setting may not be appropriate for all children.