ERIC Number: ED369201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Project REC: Integrated Social and Leisure Recreation Services for Students with Severe Disabilities. Final Report.
Kiernan, William; Moon, Sherril
This 3-year project attempted to: (1) provide direct support to students with severe disabilities in accessing recreation opportunities; (2) develop and present inservice training on integrated leisure opportunities in New England; and (3) disseminate information on ways to integrate school and community recreation activities. The project was implemented at three demonstration communities in New England. A total of 119 students with severe disabilities participated in 25 different integrated activities. Inservice training was provided to 25 organizations. Presentations were given at six regional conferences and project findings published in newsletters, journals, and a textbook. The project focused on the role of the community leisure facilitator (CLF) who works with other professionals, volunteers, and families to meet the leisure/recreation needs of this population. Individual and community surveys are attached. Much of this report consists of the following appendices: descriptions of demonstration activities initiated or modified by the project; summaries of initial meetings/training with demonstration towns; summaries of inservice presentations; program and evaluation results of the New England Sports and Recreation Conference; newsletters featuring the project; information on the textbook featuring project demonstrations; data on the role and function of the CLF; data from a study on leisure preferences of students without disabilities; the abstract of a new project proposal; and a guide to assistive technology resources and adaptations. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Hospital, Boston, MA. Training and Research Inst. for People with Disabilities.