Inclusive Outdoor Recreation for People with Disabilities shows how to create a program that is accessible to all participants regardless of physical or mental capabilities. Topics covered include: - Procedures for adapting activities including evaluation of: * the program or activity * the facility * equipment * transportation * staff - Leading adapted activities - Evaluating barriers to participation - Information on common disabling conditions
Detailed descriptions of activities are provided. These include program descriptions, problems that may need to be addressed with facilities and equipment, possible barriers, staff requirements, and adaptive techniques. Activities described include: - Camping - Cross country skiing - Cycling - Fishing - Hiking - Ice skating - Nature photography - Nature walks - Flatwater paddling (canoeing and kayaking) - Rowing - Snowmobiling
The Audience - Practitioners, instructors, and students in Outdoor Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, and Special Education - School counselors and teachers - Youth group and adult activity leaders
The Authors Donald R. Snyder is the Graduate Coordinator and Professor in the Department of Sport Management and Recreation at Springfield College in Springfield, MA. Dr. Snyder, Dr. Rothschadl, and Marcy Marchello worked together on the Shared Ventures Outdoors Project, a three-year project to expand accessible outdoor recreation for persons with disabilities in the state of Massachusetts. The information presented in this book is one of the outcomes of the project.