- A Paradigm Shift in Youth Sports and Recreation Is Needed to Include More Youths with Disabilities and Health Conditions Including Obesity into the Mainstream of Sports and Recreation in America
- Access Board Issues New Accessibility Guidelines
- Providing Inclusive Recreation Opportunities: The Cincinnati Model
- Parks and Recreation Budget Cuts "Phase" Accommodation
- Municipal Partners for Inclusive Recreation: A Model of Success in St. Louis County
- Open Spaces: No Bounds to Outdoor Recreation
- Therapeutic Recreation Services
- Summary of the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment
- Making A Splash: Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Aquatic Venues
- Principles for Adapting Activities in Recreation Programs and Settings
- What to Know Before You Go: The Big Questions to Ask Before Arriving at Your "Accessible" Recreation Destination
- Adoption of the Revised ADA Standards for Accessible Design What it Means to Recreation Facilities
- Best Practice of Inclusive Services: The Value of Inclusion
- Retrofitting an Accessible Whitewater Park
Having opportunities to pursue a physically active lifestyle is an important part of a young person's day-to-day life. Youth with disabilities and their parents should be encouraged and empowered to actively participate in accessible - and inclusive - physical activity and recreation programs in their communities. Thus, resources should be made available to parents to assist them in identifying and locating accessible programs for their child.
This video-enabled factsheet stresses the importance and value of physical activity for young people with disabilities. Strategies are provided for parents to identify physical activity, recreation, and leisure opportunities for their children. The purpose of this guide is to encourage parents to take on an active role in the lives of their children and encourage and support their involvement in physical activity and recreation.