Social Inclusion Through Recreation: What's the Connection?By Abery, Brian; Impact, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 2, 32-33
Publication Date: Summer 2003
Article discusses the author’s theories about social inclusion among people with disabilities as observed in recreational settings. The author presents conflicting social inclusion outcomes in different cases, and contends that people who feel that they are socially included express a sense of belonging, and actively participate in their communities. They are able to feel a presence in their community, and are able to engage in various recreational activities. The author discusses a variety of factors involved in recreational social inclusion, including: (1) unmet social needs, (2) hindrances to inclusion in home, school, and work settings, (3) finding inclusion in recreation, (4) supports and adaptations, (5) social interaction, and (6) making new opportunities.
Published by: Research and Training Center on Community Living (Website:http://rtc.umn.edu/main/)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O14848