Inclusive and Special Recreation, 6th ed. - Print

Opportunities for Diverse Populations to Flourish

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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 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.