Inclusive and Special Recreation: Opportunities for Diverse Populations to Flourish emphasizes the value of inclusive recreation opportunities for all people to flourish, including not only persons with disabilities but also those from all underserved minority groups.
The book combines an optimistic approach with a strong conceptual foundation grounded in current research.
Case studies of inclusive recreation programs in the United States and Canada are included, along with practical advice geared to helping park, recreation, and tourism personnel to develop and implement programs that promote the optimal inclusion of all diverse populations.
About the Authors
1 Introduction to Diversity and Inclusive Recreation
2 Concepts and Attitudes Underlying Inclusive and Special Recreation Services
3 Trends in Inclusive and Special Recreation
4 Legislation Affecting Inclusive Recreation Services
5 Diverse Populations
6 Barriers to Inclusive Recreation
7 Design of Accessible and Usable Recreation Environments
8 The Planning Process
9 Community Resources for Inclusive and Special Recreation
10 Selective Examples of Community Services
11 Inclusive Tourism
12 Outdoor Adventure Recreation and Organized Camping
13 The Arts–For Everyone
14 Sports and Persons with Disabilities