ERIC Number: ED195081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Recreation Authorized in Federal Rehabilitation Rules: Proposed Federal Rules for Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Rehabilitation Programs Authorized Recreation as the Fifth Dimension of Rehabilitation.
Nesbitt, John A.
The paper considers implications of proposed federal rules based on Public Laws 93-112, 93-516, and 95-602 which provide for a broad range of recreation strategies to serve the disabled. Noted among features of the rules are a high level of concurrence and acceptance of the recreational authorizations; excellence in developing rules to implement the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, and the Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental Disabilities Amendments of 1978; support for special projects, demonstration, and program initiation; no requirement to provide recreation and no Congressional appropriation or Rehabilitation Services Administration budget for special projects and demonstrations; addition of therapeutic recreation service, prevocational conditioning or recreational therapy, and physical and mental restoration services; and grants for establishing or operating comprehensive rehabilitation facilities. Appended are an analysis and schedule of comments on the recreation authorizations in the proposed rules; memorandums regarding submissions on proposed rules and general comments on proposed rules by the president of Special Recreation, Inc.; and a sample press release. (SBH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Special Recreation, Inc., Iowa City, IA.