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Bruce-Davis, Micah N. – Parenting for High Potential, 2016
There are many ways families can incorporate well-being practices into family life. Concerns over grades, getting homework completed, and managing busy schedules can be overwhelming for parents and children. In addition to making plans for their child's educational goals, parents should consider setting well-being goals to create a happy and…
Descriptors: Family Life, Psychological Patterns, Well Being, Goal Orientation
Coyne, Phyllis; Fullerton, Ann – Sagamore Publishing LLC, 2014
The second edition of "Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation" is expanded to provide the most up-to-date, practical approaches for professionals, as well as families, to support the increasing number of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) of all ages and levels who will be participating in every…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Recreation, Community Recreation Programs
Schutz, Jeff; Schutz, Laurie – Exceptional Parent, 2010
Parents who have a child with a disability often find that recreational activities can be anything but accessible. Time for recreation is drowned by the priorities of caring for a child's needs, and the "umph" to get out can feel like an insurmountable obstacle. The activities parents love and aspire to share with their child may seem like one…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Life Satisfaction, Disabilities, Recreation
Franklin, Diane, Ed.; Bankston, Karen, Ed. – 1999
Whether people really have more or less free time than they did 20 years ago, it is undeniable that many families feel harried. There are many benefits to organized activities for children and adolescents, but parents must be careful not to overload a child's schedule. Every family is different, and it is up to the parents to decide what is…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Environment, Leisure Time, Parent Child Relationship
Ray, Tip – 1991
Intended for parents, school personnel, and leisure staff, this booklet outlines ways a community can overcome obstacles that keep youth with disabilities from enjoying their leisure. First the nature of leisure is considered and a self-evaluation questionnaire is presented. Consideration of leisure in the lives of teenagers with disabilities…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Community Programs, Disabilities, Individual Development
Riverside County Office of Education, CA. Div. of Special Schools and Services. – 1986
The guide is intended to provide a framework for helping special education students acquire those skills which will enable them to live and/or work in the community after high school. Based on a functional/critical skills model, the curriculum is organized in four learning domains: domestic (personal health care, home care, and family life/social…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Career Education, Community Resources, Curriculum Development
Montgomery County Association for Retarded Citizens, Rockville, MD. – 1984
The fact sheet considers the importance of recreation and leisure time activities for people with mental retardation. A case is made for mainstreamed services, and suggestions are offered for families seeking to procure successful mainstreamed experiences in community recreational programs. Among suggestions are adapting family games to the…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Programs, Leisure Time, Mainstreaming
Exceptional Parent, 1984
Changes in wheelchair design (such as larger tires and lighter overall weight) make it possible for disabled persons to exercise more mobility and control and participate in a greater variety of recreational activities. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Leisure Time, Physical Mobility, Recreational Activities
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York, Jennifer; And Others – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1990
To identify age-appropriate recreation and leisure activities for students with severe handicaps, 142 nondisabled seventh graders were surveyed. The survey identified favorite independent activities, activities with friends, activities with family, school activities, home activities, community activities, magazines, music groups, card and board…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities, Severe Disabilities
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PTA Today, 1993
Makes suggestions to help families create summer activities for children that lend themselves to learning but still allow for leisure and spontaneity. The article presents activities that involve organizing collections, developing a sense of responsibility, bolstering the three Rs, teaching good citizenship, understanding history, and getting…
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Elementary Education, Leisure Time, Parent Child Relationship