ERIC Number: ED385040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Leisure Education in Supported Employment.
Employment Opportunities, Inc., Raleigh, NC.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Center for Recreation and Disability Studies.
This manual provides a leisure education program for individuals with disabilities, to facilitate leisure functioning in their homes and communities. The program is first introduced to participants and families upon admission into supported employment and is designed to be facilitated by a training specialist or job coach. The program can be individualized and can assist organizations, families, and residential staff to become a resource and support network. Each unit of the manual contains goals, objectives, strategies, and materials, as well as ideas for family and residential staff involvement and suggestions for incorporating leisure ideas into practice. The units cover: the benefits of leisure and ways to explore the individual's leisure interests, barriers to leisure participation, leisure resources, peer relations and communication styles, making decisions on leisure pursuits independent of helpers, leisure action plans, assessing the individuals' interests, identifying skills to target for leisure instruction and skill development, instructional programming, and integration into the community. Included are a sample letter to families, a leisure questionnaire, worksheets, information on games and role plays, craft activities suggestions, and instructions for making materials for some activities. (Contains 13 references.) (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Communication Skills, Community Recreation Programs, Community Resources, Counselor Role, Disabilities, Family Role, Hobbies, Interests, Learning Activities, Leisure Education, Life Satisfaction, Peer Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Recreational Activities, Self Determination, Skill Development, Social Adjustment, Staff Role, Supported Employment, Well Being
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Employment Opportunities, Inc., Raleigh, NC.; North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Center for Recreation and Disability Studies.