Need Help?

Welcome to the new ICAPE HELP PAGE. Here you will find a list of experts in the field of Adapted PE from around the state ready to assist you with any issues you might be having. You will find areas of expertise listed for each person to help direct you to the right place. Feel free to contact an expert in your part of the state or use the areas of expertise to guide you to the right person.

Lauriece L. Zittel, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
Adapted Physical Activity
Northern Illinois University
Office: (815) 753-1425
e-mail: LZape@niu.edu
Area(s) of expertise/specialization/research: early childhood assessment/curriculum/instruction; teacher education APE.

Dr. Cindy Piletic
Professor
Western Illinois University
Phone Contact: (309)298-1058
Email Contact: c-piletic@wiu.edu
Area(s) of expertise/specialization: APE/A, teacher preparation, Motor Development, and Kinesiology graduate programs here at WIU.

Robert J. “Bob” Szyman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Chicago State University
Phone Contact: (773) 995-3645
Email Contact: rszyman@csu.edu
Area(s) of expertise/specialization: Paralympic and Disability Sport.

Kathy Brinker
Adapted Physical Education Instructor
Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE)
Phone Contact: (630) 779-1774
Email Contact: Tbrinker@aol.com
Area(s) of expertise/specialization: students with autism, sports for person with physical disabilities, Special Olympics. Assessment and curriculum for adapted physical education.

Tara McCarthy
Adapted Physical Education Instructor
Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE)
Email Contact: tmccarthy@casedupage.com
Phone Contact: (708)363-8589
Area(s) of expertise/specialization: Focused knowledge in students with severe / profound disabilities. Autism

John Dagger
Adapted Physical Education Teacher
A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative, Burbank
Phone Contact:708-496-3330 ext.189
Email Contact: jdagger@aerosped.org
Areas of expertise: Assessment; Program Evaluation; Moderate Disabilities

Steve Breen
President, ICAPE
Adapted Physical Education Specialist
Evanston/Skokie School District 65
Phone Contact: office (847)859-8511 cell (630) 772-2762
Email Contact: breens@district65.net
Areas of expertise: Program development, inclusion strategies.