ERIC Number: ED369204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Community Leisure Facilitator. 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 focuses on the role of the community leisure facilitator (CLF), defined as a professional, friend, family member, or volunteer who assists individuals with disabilities to enjoy the same leisure pursuits as other community members. Specific functions of the CLF include: (1) providing direct service to people with disabilities; (2) providing family support; (3) coordinating programs across agencies; and (4) providing training and technical assistance. Guidelines are provided for hiring a professional CLF and for developing a volunteer CLF program. The activities of the two CLFs involved in the larger project are itemized. The report concludes that the use of a CLF or similar support person can be the determining factor in successfully integrating school or community leisure activities. (Contains 15 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.