The Inclusion Notebook: Recreational Opportunities Issue (Winter
2003). A 12-page newsletter issue focusing on involving children with disabilities
in recreational activities. Includes pull-out page on how to make accommodations
for children with disabilities in recreational activities. Available from
the A.J. Pappanikou Center for Developmental Disabilities, University of Connecticut,
www.uconnced.org or 860/679-1500.
National Center on Accessibility (www.indiana.edu/~nca).
A collaborative program of Indiana University and the National Park Service,
the center promotes access for people with disabilities to recreation through
offering technical assistance, resources, and training. Online resources include
full-text monographs on topics such as activity adaptation, and making trails
and campgrounds accessible.
Institute Brief: Recreation in the Community (vol 1, no.
1, 1999). A publication in the Institute Brief series from the Institute for
Community Inclusion (UCEDD), Boston. This brief shares successful strategies
used by community recreation providers to increase inclusive recreation opportunities
for all. It includes checklists on outreach and advertising, activity modification,
staff training, challenging behaviors, and encouraging friendships, among
other topics. Available online at http://archives.communityinclusion.org/publications/text/ib12text.html.
North Carolina Office on Disability and Health Web Site (www.fpg.unc.edu/~ncodh).
The site promotes the health and wellness of people with disabilities, and
offers a range of publications on topics including strategies to make health
clubs and fitness facilities more accessible, and a step-by-step guide for
individuals with disabilities to use in making personal recreation plans.
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability Web Site (www.ncpad.org).
The center, a collaborative effort of the University of Illinois
at Chicago, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and the Indiana University
National Center on Accessibility, believes “exercise is for EVERY body.”
The Web site provides resources that support people with disabilities becoming
as physically active as they wish. It includes stories, articles, resources,
monographs, and a monthly e-mail newsletter.
Yes I Can Social Inclusion Program (1997). By B. Abery
et al. A 20-module curriculum fostering the social inclusion of junior and
senior high school students with disabilities through shared classroom and
recreation activities with peers. Available from the Institute on Community
Integration, University of Minnesota, 612/624-4512, http://ici.umn.edu.
Barriers to Inclusion of Volunteers with Developmental Disabilities
(2003). By K. D. Miller, S.J. Schleien, and L.A. Bedini. Journal of Volunteer
Administration, 21(1), 25-30. An article presenting results of a national
study exploring the prevalence of volunteers with developmental disabilities
in nonprofit agencies, and the perceived barriers to and benefits of their
inclusion from the perspective of volunteer coordinators. Proactive strategies
are proposed for improving the inclusion of volunteers with disabilities.
A Community for ALL Children: A Guide to Inclusion for Out-of-School
Time (2000). By K.D. Miller and S. J. Schleien. A guide providing
an overview of inclusion and practical strategies for including children with
disabilities in out-of-school time activities. It is useful for family members,
teachers, recreation professionals, and community agencies. Published by the
North Carolina Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities Section
and North Carolina Division of Child Development. Available online at http://www.nc4h.org/afterschool/communityforall1.pdf
Camp Abilities Web Site (www.campabilities.org).
The Web site of Camp Abilities, a developmental sports camp for children who
are blind, deaf-blind or multi-handicapped, includes extensive information
on how to teach children with visual impairments in physical education settings.
Project INSPIRE Web Site (www.twu.edu/INSPIRE).
The Web site of this project at Texas Women’s University includes
teacher-to-teacher suggestions for teaching physical activities such as volleyball,
gymnastics, soccer, basketball, dance, and weight training to K-12 students
with disabilities, along with extensive disability-specific descriptions of
Strategies for Inclusion (2002). By L. Lieberman and C.
Houston-Wilson. A book describing how to include children with disabilities
in inclusive physical education classes. It includes modifications and assessments
for 38 units of instruction in the inclusive environment. Available from Human
Kinetics, 800/747-4457, www.humankinetics.com.
How to Select an Age-Friendly Fitness Facility (www.icaa.cc/checklist.htm).
The International Council on Active Aging has created a comprehensive checklist
to help seniors compare and rate fitness facilities and choose ones that meet
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and
Dance Web Site (www.aahperd.org). The
site includes wide-ranging resources related to recreation for persons with
and without disabilities.
Citation: Gaylord, V., Lieberman, L., Abery, B. & Lais, G. (Eds.). (2003). Impact: Feature Issue on Social Inclusion Through Recreation for Persons with Disabilities, 16(2) Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration. Available from http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/162.