Inclusive and Special Recreation, 6th ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-758-7

Author(s): David R. Austin, Youngkhill Lee

Copyright year: 2013

Edition: 6th

pages: 403

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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 



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