Supporting Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation, 2nd ed.

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Author(s): Phyllis Coyne
Ann Fullerton

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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 type of recreation program.

The current understanding of ASD and its impact on recreation participation is offered from both the perspective of professionals and the important voice of those who live with ASD.

Numerous exemplary programs are featured. New resources that make the development of supports more efficient and less time consuming are supplied throughout the book.

About the Author(s)

Phyllis Coyne

Phyllis Coyne has an M.S. in recreation and park management, has been an autism specialist with Columbia Regional Program, Autism Spectrum Disorder Services for 20 years. During this time, she has trained and consulted with thousands of staff and parents in effective techniques for supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Previous to being an Autism Specialist and special education teacher, Phyllis worked in inclusive outdoor adventure recreation, coordinated a model demonstration project on recreation for adolescents with developmental disabilities, and was a therapeutic recreation consultant in North Carolina and Oregon. She has served on the board of directors of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, the editorial board of the Journal of Leisurability, and the leisure committee of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH).

Ann Fullerton

Ann Fullerton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University.

Ann and her PSU colleagues developed one of the country's first inclusive teacher preparation programs at the college/university level with an integrated special and elementary education curriculum.

Dr. Fullerton has consulted with and trained community recreation providers in inclusive strategies through grant projects which she directed.

She has a wealth of practical experience and, as a youth and young adult, worked in summer camps in a number of staff positions.

For the past six years, she has coordinated PSU's university-camp partnership with the Mt. Hood Kiwanis camp for children and youth with disabilities, Oregon's major specialized camp serving persons with complex and multiple disabilities.

Ann recruits and directs the training and supervision of 160 college-aged students who serve as counselors at the camp each year.

As part of the NCEP and NICP research team during the past eight years, Ann has been involved in researching the impact of camp and outdoor programs on youth with and without disabilities.