This paper reports on the efficacy of an integrated outdoor adventure program in creating positive change for people with and without disabilities. Utilizing a variety of measurements, this longitudinal study (2V2 years) found increases in relationship development, canoeing skills, and several quality of life indicators as a result of participation in a wilderness canoe adventure program. The study also found a maintenance of high positive attitudes toward persons with disabilities over the 2 V2 year study period.
Author Lynn Anderson, Stuart J. Schleien, Leo McAvoy, Greg Lais, Deborah Seligmann
Volume Vol 31, No 4 (1997)