ERIC Number: ED369203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Finding or Creating the Fun in Your Community or School: Places and Ways To Integrate Recreation Programs. Project REC.
Moon, M. Sherril; And Others
Developed as part of a project to integrate youth with disabilities into regular recreational and leisure activities, this report attempted to identify several programs and specific types of leisure activities that children, adolescents, and young adults with and without disabilities can enjoy together regardless of skill level. Case studies are provided to illustrate successful integration in several programs and activities. Programs discussed include: the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Boy and Girl Scouts, 4-H, parks and recreation programs, community soccer leagues, community theater groups, programs of the Association for Retarded Citizens, social integration at school, friendship clubs (composed of nondisabled students interested in becoming involved with students having disabilities), integration during school activity periods, lunch buddies, summer friendship/outing groups, school sports teams, programs for older students (ages 18-22), college fraternities and sororities, and the "Best Buddies of America" program (which fosters friendships between college students and people with mental retardation). Tips for getting started stress knowing the resources of the specific community and concentrating on fun rather than skill development. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
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.
Note: For relaated documents, see EC 302 930-931.