Despite recent advances, youth with disabilities still face barriers to developing self-sufficiency for successful work outcomes and inclusive opportunities for participation in recreation, fitness, and sports. Developing replicable models to promote skill development for a variety of inclusive life settings is crucial. A successful program paired college students with teenagers with severe disabilities in a recreation program in a community setting. Positive outcomes related to employment, self-esteem, and social skills were reported for the youth, as well as valuable learning opportunities for the college students and the fostering of a successful inclusive environment in the community.
Author Robin Kunstler, Ashleigh Thompson, Erin Croke
Volume Vol 47, No 2 (2013)