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Kimberly Miller

Ms. Kimberly D. Miller is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a master’s degree in Recreation and Park Management, and a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation (2001). She currently serves an AP Assistant Professor and Research Associate in the department. Her research interests include inclusive recreation, community inclusion, participatory action research with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (ID), and Photovoice. She enjoys empowering individuals with ID and their families to advocate for more inclusive and welcoming communities. Ms. Miller’s research on inclusive recreation service delivery and volunteering has been reported in in professional journals such as the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration, and The International Journal of Volunteer Administration. She was the lead author of A Community for ALL Children: A Guide to Inclusion for Out-of-School Time. This monograph introduces basic premises and practices of inclusive community recreation to parents, family members, careproviders, and practitioners.

There are 14 included publications by Kimberly Miller :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Barriers to the Inclusion of Volunteers with Developmental Disabilities 2003 481 Being a volunteer is an important way for individual community members to be active and vital contributors within the community, to feel connected, and to he viewed as an asset to one's community. With over 56% of Americans volunteering (Independent ...
Better to give than receive 2002 314 Advocacy efforts by and for people with disabilities have traditionally focused on gaining opportunities for inclusive community recreation. While benefits of inclusive recreation experiences for people with and without disabilities have been documen...
Community for all: The therapeutic recreation practitioner’s role in inclusive volunteering 2005 454 Participation in volunteerism has great potential in helping individuals reach their desired goals such as improving self-esteem, sense of purpose, social connectedness, happiness, quality of life, and community inclusion. A rationale for the facilit...
Engaging Volunteers with Disabilities: A Qualitative Study 2010 43 The authors outline the benefits to engaging volunteers with disabilities. They discuss their research study focused on the qualitative benefits of such engagement for both volunteers and volunteer administrators.
Engaging Volunteers with Disabilities: A Qualitative Study 2005 344 Many volunteer administrators often wonder what they can do to increase their volunteer base and improve the efficiency, longevity, and morale of their current volunteers and staff. One virtually untapped, and certainly underutilized, population fro...
The North Carolina challenge for inclusive recreation 2007 194 In the fall of 2005, Dr. Stuart J. Schleien and Kimberly D. Miller of the Department of Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro embarked on an exciting journey. They were in search of the key ...
Photovoice: A Tour Through the Camera Lens of Self-Advocates 2012 111 Photovoice is a creative form of Participatory Action Research (PAR) that empowers underrepresented groups from the community to become the actual researchers and instigate change. Seven individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilit...
Something for Everyone 2009 362 Some 150 years ago, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted envisioned New York's Central Park as a green oasis where people of all walks of life, regardless of community standing or socioeconomic status, could escape the bustle of the city. Today,...
Support Staff as an Essential Component of Inclusive Recreation Services 2010 106 The lack of direct support to participants with disabilities in inclusive recreation has been identified as a primary barrier. Recent findings from a search for best practices in inclusive service delivery (ISD) across the U.S. indicated the use of “...
Teaming Up for Inclusive Volunteering: A Case Study of a Volunteer Program for Youth with and without Disabilities 2004 287 Volunteerism is a recreational activity that may hold the key to greater social inclusion for individuals with disabilities into our communities. Facilitating inclusive volunteering opportunities for youth with and without disabilities has a potentia...
A “We Don’t Exclude Anyone” Policy is not Enough: Inclusive Service Delivery in Public Recreation 2011 168 In today’s world of an ever-increasing number of wounded veterans, aging baby boomers, and children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, a significantly larger number of individuals with disabilities are approaching pub...
What’s in it for Me and My Agency? A Survey on the Benefits of Engaging Volunteers with Disabilities 2010 50 The authors describe the status of engaging volunteers with disabilities, including making accommodations for disabled volunteers as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks to utilizing volunteers with disabilities.
What's in it for Me and My Agency? A Survey on the Benefits of Engaging Volunteers with Disabilities 2005 214 In 1998, the Association for Volunteer Administration adopted a formal Statement of Inclusiveness (AVA Board of Directors, 1999) that defines diversity in its broadest terms, and proclaimed the value of inclusiveness in volunteering and throughout th...
A winning recipe for volunteerism 2006 215 A program in North Carolina takes college students, mixes in individuals with disabilities and adds park staff support to create a winning combination.