Summary: Inclusive Leisure Services: Responding to the Rights of People of Disabilities, Second Edition encourages leisure services providers to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their programs. The information provided in the text is supplemented by a CD-ROM of interactive learning activities.
This text will educate future and current leisure services professionals about attitude development and actions that promote positive attitudes about people wh ...show moreo have experienced discrimination and segregation. It provides strategies that will facilitate meaningful leisure participation by all participants, while respecting the rights of people with disabilities. The first section is devoted to awareness of important concepts. The second section presents readers with the Americans with Disabilities Act and specific strategies to facilitate participation within the spirit of the act. The final section introduces readers to people with disabilities, their characteristics, and methods for including them in community leisure services.
Each chapter begins with an orientation activity to familiarize the reader with the content presented in the chapter and to provide an opportunity to interact with others about the topic. Next, a debriefing is provided, containing a short discussion about the orientation activity and a few questions requiring the reader to reflect on the activity. Each chapter contains an introduction designed to briefly acquaint the reader with the topics to be covered. The content of each chapter poses a variety of questions and possible responses. Final thoughts offer additional examples and a chance to reflect on the information presented in each chapter. Each chapter ends with discussion questions to encourage the reader to review the material, identify important aspects of the content, and engage in problem solving.
The CD-ROM contains 19 interactive learning activities designed to be completed after a corresponding chapter in the book has been read. The activities place students in the roles of leisure services providers who must make decisions about providing inclusive leisure services. Learners apply information obtained from reading the book and they receive immediate feedback regarding their decisions. The activities encourage application of knowledge acquired from the book in an interactive and interesting format. ...show less