ERIC Number: ED339183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Fun Futures: Community Recreation and Children with Developmental Disabilities.
Ray, Tip; Meidl, Diane
This booklet attempts to answer commonly asked questions of parents of children with developmental disabilities about how to get children active in community recreational activities. The questions focus on accessing recreational activities and settings that include children both with and without disabilities. The booklet notes requirements of federal and state legislation that programs and settings be open and accessible to persons with disabilities. Parents are encouraged not to limit their children to adaptive or special recreation programs. Examples are given of combining segregated programs with more inclusive leisure experiences. Parents are also urged to use the child's chronological (not mental) age as a guideline in selecting appropriate activities. Parental communication with program staff is stressed. Reasonable expectations of staff and transportation arrangements are also discussed. Contacting other service professionals, agencies, and advocacy organizations is also recommended. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota Governor's Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Arc Ramsey County, St. Paul, MN.
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