While recent decades have witnessed a significant increase in the participation of persons with developmental and other disabilities in regular education classrooms and community workplaces, participation and inclusion are not the same thing. Many individuals with disabilities learn, work, and live alongside nondisabled peers, but too often they have little social connection to and few friendships with those around them. This issue of Impact proposes that one way to increase social inclusion is for individuals with and without disabilities to play together.
Recreation programs have a number of characteristics that make them ideal places for individuals with disabilities to experience social inclusion and friendship building. The articles in this issue describe those characteristics, strategies for making use of them to enhance the opportunities for meaningful and ongoing social connections between participants with and without disabilities, and barriers to recreation participation that must be addressed.
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Sections in this document include;
- Social Inclusion Through Recreation: Whats the Connection?
- The Meaning of Social Experiences in Recreation Settings
- Community Recreation Programming to Facilitate Social Inclusion: Rules of Thumb
- Recreation Inclusion Today and Tomorrow: The Role of Policies and Funding
- Ideas for Encouraging Childrens Friendships Through Recreation
- Supporting Social and Recreational Choice-Making By Adults With Disabilities
- Aging With Developmental Disabilities: Social and Recreation Needs
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Reference : Gaylord, V., Lieberman, L., Abery, B., & Lais, G. (Eds.). (2003). Impact: Feature issue on social inclusion through recreation for persons with disabilities, 16(2). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration.
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