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ERIC Number: ED113902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 65
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Recreation and Handicapped People: A National Forum on Meeting the Recreation and Park Needs of Handicapped People.
Summarized are recommendations made by handicapped people and recreation and park professionals at a 1974 forum on meeting the recreation and park needs of the handicapped. A statement of the issue and delegates' reactions are provided on 12 topics: segregation vs. integration; the role of the voluntary health agency and its effect on the responsibility of the community recreator; the importance of having specially trained personnel (therapeutic recreation professionals); the problem of architectural barriers; legislation; financing; the attitudes of nonhandicapped participants; insurance costs; recreation as a rehabilitation tool; the value of consumer input into recreation planning and design; employment of the handicapped in recreation and park occupations; and transportation. Where applicable, specific suggestions are given for national, state, local, or college level actions. Sample conclusions are that separate but equal facilities are never an acceptable objective, and that 5 percent of all funds in public recreation projects should be used to insure and maintain their usability by handicapped people. Appended are four speeches and papers presented during the national forum which focus on topics such as financing recreation services for the ill and handicapped, and efforts of the National Park Service to meet the needs of handicapped persons. (LS)
Publication Type: Books
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