ERIC Number: ED339184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
SCOLA Leisure Activity Fun Guide.
Intended for parents, school personnel, and leisure staff, this booklet outlines ways a community can overcome obstacles that keep youth with disabilities from enjoying their leisure. First the nature of leisure is considered and a self-evaluation questionnaire is presented. Consideration of leisure in the lives of teenagers with disabilities stresses the value of their inclusion in the same experiences as classmates without disabilities. It is noted that, unfortunately, the typical leisure of such youth does not center on personal choice, friends, and fun but is controlled by others and involves segregated settings. Examples of inclusive activities and suggestions for inclusion of recreational goals in the student's Individualized Education Plan are offered. A simple recreation interest survey for students is given. A six-step action plan to increase inclusion of young people with disabilities is detailed and includes: (1) form a community leisure advisory committee; (2) enlist support of a community leisure planner; (3) involve parents and care providers; (4) train leisure service staff; (5) assist students to be self-advocates; and (6) show that "it works." Also given is a simple eight-step plan to facilitate inclusive leisure experiences. Additional questionnaires provide for comparison among activities, student activity evaluation, and organizational self-evaluation. Includes five references and three recommended resources. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Arc Ramsey County, St. Paul, MN.
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