Youth-to-Youth Training. Recreation for People with Disabilities. A presentation by the National Youth Leadership Network. What is NYLN? . A youth-led, youth-run national organization that serves as a voice for and network of young leaders with disabilities.
Recreation for People with Disabilities
A presentation by the National Youth Leadership Network
What is NYLN?
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Recreation refers to activities that peopleoften do during their leisure time. This includes:
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Individual (listening to music, Internet surfing)
Group-related (team sports such as basketball, soccer, shopping, board games)
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Recreation has numerousbenefits.
Here are some examples:
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Recreational options often seem limited to people with disabilities because:
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Ask friends if places they go are accessible.
Call local disability groups to ask for suggestions.
Call the place before you go to see if it’s accessible.
Look to see if the local university provides accessible community programs.
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Watch the community channel.
Look on the announcement boards at grocery stores, vocational rehabilitation offices, disability service offices, colleges.
See if groups that you are already a part of (like a church) offer anything.
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Mobility International USA
National Center on Accessibility
United Spinal Association's USA TechGuide
Kellogg Foundation's Access to Recreation Initiative
State Departments of Tourism
Magazines about disability often have a lot of information on things people with disabilities can do
For more information, or to become a member, contact us:
National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN)