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Play Your Way: Recreation Benefits to Individuals with Disabilities
Transcript of Play Your Way: Recreation Benefits to Individuals with Disabilities
Recreation Benefits to Individuals with Disabilities
Lack of resources
Feeling like an outsider
Lack of support
Recreation is a Part of Life
We all know "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" and that it's important to make leisure time and recreation a part of our everyday lives. Recreation is not specific to certain types of people. Anyone and everyone can benefit from it, especially those with disabilities.
"It is a happy talent to know how to play"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are numerous benefits to
persons with disabilities participating
in recreation, the top 3 are
Physical Health Benefits
Perhaps the most obvious benefit to recreation
Prevent/reduce risk of chronic disease and conditions
Maintain healthy, active lifestyle
Promote social skills
Increase social interactions and opportunities
Friends = happiness
Buffer negative affect/increase positive affect
Promote positive well-being
Alignment with needs, interests, desires, resources
People with disabilities can especially benefit from recreation, if all the right supports and resources are evident. With specific physical, social, and psychological benefits, individuals with disabilities need not live life as outsiders.