According to Minnesota a student is eligible for Developmental Adapted Physical Education if the team determines the student meets the criteria in items A and B below.
A. The pupil has one of the identified disabilities listed; autism spectrum disorders, deaf-blind, emotional or behavioral disorders, deaf or hard of hearing, specific learning disability, developmental cognitive disability, severely multiply impaired, other health disability, physically impaired, visually impaired, or traumatic brain injury.
B. The pupil is determined by the team to need specially designed physical education instruction because: (1) the pupil's performance on an appropriately selected, technically adequate, norm-referenced psychomotor or physical fitness instrument is 1.5 standard deviations or more below the mean. The instrument must be individually administered by appropriately licensed teachers; or (2) the pupil's development or achievement and independence in school, home, and community settings is inadequate to allow the pupil to succeed in the regular physical education program as supported by written documentation from two or more sources of data: motor and skill checklists, informal tests, criterion-referenced measures, deficits in achievement related to the defined curriculum, medical history or reports, parent and staff interviews, systematic observations; and social, emotional, and behavioral assessments.
*For complete information regarding eligibility requirements, refer to Minnesota Rule 3525.1352