ERIC Number: ED299791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Recreation and Leisure. Section IV.
Goetz, Lori; And Others
This report of a conference session dealing with recreation and leisure activities for people with deaf-blindness and other profound multiple disabilities contains three papers and a working group report. The title paper by Lori Goetz reviews "model indicators" for recreation and leisure educational programming with individuals who have severe and profound disabilities, reviews services currently available, and makes recommendations for future programming. In their response, titled "Importance of Communication Skills and Their Etiology in Planning of Recreation and Leisure Programs for Persons with Multiple/Profound Handicaps of Deafness and Blindness," Pamela Mathy-Laikko and Terrence Dolan comment on individual differences, integration of deaf-blind and noncompromised children and adults, the issue of choice-making, and the need for training and advocacy to improve recreation/leisure opportunities for handicapped individuals. Another response, by Barbara Ryan, provides a parent's viewpoint of the challenge of providing age-appropriate recreational activities for her handicapped daughter and the use of a hired companion to assist in meeting the challenge. Finally, the Working Group on Recreation and Leisure presents a report of its philosophy, program approach, program characteristics, issues, and recommendations. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Advocacy, Communication Skills, Deaf Blind, Delivery Systems, Leisure Time, Multiple Disabilities, Normalization (Handicapped), Parent Participation, Program Development, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Severe Disabilities, Social Integration, Training, Transitional Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Three papers from the Proceedings of the National Conference on the Transition of Profoundly/Multiply Handicapped Deaf-Blind Youth (Washington, DC, April 7-10, 1986); see EC 210 066.