ERIC Number: ED177752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Special Recreation--Bridge to Mainstreaming.
Nesbitt, John A.
The document points out the merits of scouting as a recreational program for the handicapped, and considers the YMCA's (Young Men's Christian Association's) Project MAY (Mainstreaming Activities for Youth) and the Boy Scouts of America's (BSA) Scouting for the Handicapped program. Dimensions of scouting seen as beneficial for the handicapped include its career education and recreation education dimensions. It is explained that Project MAY is a 3-year project to assist national youth serving agencies in planning, developing, implementing, promoting, and evaluating a cooperative/coordinated training program aimed at mainstreaming handicapped youth into regular youth programs. Sections also address the BSA program, the National Resource Handbook on Scouting for Handicapped Children, the National Institute on Special Recreation, and recent developments in special recreation (such as the inclusion of therapeutic recreation in services that can be provided if written into the individualized educational plan). (SBH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Human Development (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office for Handicapped Individuals.; Gallaudet Coll., Washington, DC.; President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Recreation Education Program.