ERIC Number: ED204912
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
A Preliminary Review of Federal Legislation for Special Recration for Disabled in the United States.
Nesbitt, John A.
The paper reviews federal legislation relating to recreation for the handicapped, traces key developments in recreation legislation during the period 1960 to 1980, and describes four types of programs where special education recreation for disabled persons has been dealt with (rehabilitation services, special education, outdoor recreation, sports, and local special recreation). Among the observations made about federal legislation and recreation for the handicapped are the following: legislation is the cornerstone of progress in rehabilitation of the disabled globally and in the United States, in services, in human rights, in research and training, and in scientific development; from 1920 to 1960 recreation for handicapped has had practically no part in rehabilitation of disabled legislation in the United States; recreation for the handicapped is gaining acceptance as a basic goal of rehabilitation; and the most desirable single goal in 1980 and the decade to follow would be to pursue the passage of federal legislation which would establish a federal policy in support or recreation for the handicapped. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Congress of Rehabilitation International (14th, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 23-27, 1980).