Perceived Responsibilities of Special Recreation Services in Minnesota

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Stuart J. Schleien, Professor & Chair (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Recent federal legislation has established the right of individuals with disabilities to live, learn, and by implication, recreate in least restrictive environments. These initiatives have facilitated the move of large numbers of handicapped persons into community living situations, consequently shifting the responsibility of recreation programming to community agencies. To determine the quantity and quality of recreation programs and services throughout the state of Minnesota, the authors surveyed park and recreation departments, community education agencies, and schools via a needs assessment inventory. A 73% return enabled the authors to identify perceived responsibilities and the degree of coordination among agencies, and the extent and nature of special recreation services currently offered, including the integration of handicapped and nonhandicapped participants.

Additional Information

Publication
Therapeutic Recreation Journal
Language: English
Date: 1985
Keywords
Community Education, Handicapped, integration, Needs Assessment, Parks and Recreation, Schools, Survey, Therapeutic Recreation