ERIC Number: ED252007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Someday I May Want to Know about...Leisure and Recreational Activities for Children and Adults with Mental Retardation. A MCARC Information Sheet.
Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens, Rockville, MD.
The fact sheet considers the importance of recreation and leisure time activities for people with mental retardation. A case is made for mainstreamed services, and suggestions are offered for families seeking to procure successful mainstreamed experiences in community recreational programs. Among suggestions are adapting family games to the person's skill level, using other people in helping roles to insure the success of mainstreamed activities, helping educate the community by expecting appropriate behavior and not making exceptions, and encouraging cooperative rather than competitive play at home and in the neighborhood. The paper concludes with listings of activity ideas appropriate to different ages, including single person activities, social activities, arts and crafts, active games and sports, table games, expeditions, and hobby possibilities. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens, Rockville, MD.