Inclusive and Special Recreation, 6th ed. - Print
Opportunities for Diverse Populations to Flourish
Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 1.5 in
Binding Type: Paperback
Inclusive and Special Recreation: Opportunities for Diverse Populations to Flourish emphasizes the value of inclusive recreation opportunities for all people to flourish, including not only persons with disabilities but also those from all underserved minority groups.
The book combines an optimistic approach with a strong conceptual foundation grounded in current research. Key elements in this sixth edition include the most recent population data available for both the United States and Canada; up-to-date coverage of related legislation and accessibility standards; discussion of the World Health Organization’s ICF/ICIDH-2 classification system; examples of successful inclusive and special recreation programs and services; a research-based discussion of how recreation, park, and tourism are means for all individuals to grow and to flourish.
Case studies of inclusive recreation programs in the United States and Canada are included, along with practical advice geared to helping park, recreation, and tourism personnel to develop and implement programs that promote the optimal inclusion of all diverse populations.
The authors have taught in higher education. They have also had roles with professional organizations such as ATRA, the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and the Academy of Leisure Sciences.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusive Recreation
Chapter 2: Concepts and Attitudes Underlying Inclusive and Special Recreation Services
Chapter 3: Trends in Inclusive and Special Recreation
Chapter 4: Legislation Affecting Inclusive Recreation Services
Chapter 5: Diverse Populations
Chapter 6: Barriers to Inclusive Recreation
Chapter 7: Design of Accessible and Usable Recreation Environments
Chapter 8: The Planning Process
Chapter 9: Community Resources for Inclusive and Special Recreation
Chapter 10: Selective Examples of Community Services
Chapter 11: Inclusive Tourism
Chapter 12: Outdoor Adventure Recreation and Organized Camping
Chapter 13: The Arts–For Everyone
Chapter 14: Sports and Persons with Disabilities