Inclusive and Special Recreation, 6th ed.

Opportunities for Diverse Populations to Flourish
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Author(s): David R. Austin
Youngkhill Lee

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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 those from all underserved minority groups. The book combines an optimistic approach with a strong conceptual foundation grounded in current research. 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.

Table of Contents: 
  1. Introduction to Diversity and Inclusive Recreation
  2. Concepts and Attitudes Underlying Inclusive and Special Recreation Services
  3. Trends in Inclusive and Special Recreation
  4. Legislation Affecting Inclusive Recreation Services
  5. Diverse Populations
  6. Barriers to Inclusive Recreation
  7. Design of Accessible and Usable Recreation Environments
  8. The Planning Process
  9. Community Resources for Inclusive and Special Recreation
  10. Selective Examples of Community Services
  11. Inclusive Tourism
  12. Outdoor Adventure Recreation and Organized Camping
  13. The Arts–For Everyone
  14. Sports and Persons with Disabilities

About the Author(s)

David R. Austin

Dr. Austin’s research has focused upon the social psychology of recreational therapy and professional preparation. Topics of over 140 publications have included attitudes toward serving persons with disabilities, burnout, and recreational therapy curricula.

He is the author or coauthor of five widely used textbooks:

Dr. Austin produced 23 instructional videos through the federally funded Recreation Therapy Video (RTV) Project, and he is author of the Health Protection/Health Promotion Model of Practice. Dr. Austin has served on editorial boards for the Journal of Leisure Research, Schole, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, and Leisure Today.

He is a past president of ATRA, the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and the Academy of Leisure Sciences, as well as a past member of the NRPA Board of Trustees. Dr. Austin is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a founding fellow of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists.

He is the only individual to have received the NTRS Distinguished Service Award, the ATRA Distinguished Fellow Award, and the SPRE Distinguished Fellow Award. He has been awarded Indiana University‘s highest teaching award, the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching.

He has been named to the Union College Hall of Fame and was presented the Brightbill Award by the University of Illinois. In 1998, Dr. Austin received the NRPA Literary Award.

Dr. Austin participates in Ask the Author, a Sagamore initiative that enables professors who adopt titles to communicate with the author and really understand what the book is about and how any ancillaries are intended to be used.

Youngkhill Lee

Youngkhill Lee is a Professor at Calvin College, teaching therapeutic recreation as well as some general core courses in recreation. He has published approximately 100 articles in the topics of rehabilitation, recreation therapy, leisure, and aging. He is an Associate Editor for Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Journal of the Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Services, and The Open Rehabilitation Journal. He is co-author of a textbook entitled Inclusive and Special Recreation: Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (5th edition). He is a recipient of American Therapeutic Recreation Association’s Scholarly Achievement Award (2002) and National Therapeutic Recreation Society’s Professional Research Award (1998). His research interests include posttraumatic growth, everyday life of people with physical disabilities, and Christian faith of people with disabilities.