ERIC Number: ED337950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Leisure Connections: Enabling People with a Disability To Lead Richer Lives in the Community.
G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
The manual offers a process and suggestions to help support groups working to make disabled individuals less dependent on professional recreationists and segregated programs. The manual is divided into 10 steps and can be completed in a 1-day meeting or over a period of weekly meetings. Step 1 focuses on leisure, what it is and how it happens. Step 2 helps the group to establish goals for the future with the supported person. Step 3 takes the group through the difficulties possibly encountered in achieving the goal; Steps 4, 5, and 6 all examine aspects of the connections between friendship and leisure. Step 7 focuses on a plan which allows for the individual's needs, strengths, gifts and desires. Step 8 takes the group from planning to action, while Step 9 looks at the group's own future roles and directions. The final step, 10, is a concluding exercise and considers ramifications of achieving the plan. The book ends with a number of resource lists. Includes 8 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Friendship, Goal Orientation, Group Discussion, Group Guidance, Individual Development, Leisure Education, Planning, Recreation, Social Support Groups
G. Allan Roeher Institute, Kinsmen Bldg., York University, 4700 Keele St., Downsview, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 691 and ED 318 157.