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Developing Leisure Time Skills for Persons with Autism
by Phyllis Coyne, Colleen Nyberg, Mary Lou Vandenburg

Free time should be part of the day that all kids look forward to. But for many children on the autism spectrum, it is a painfully unstructured part of the day defined by anxiety and fear. This book provides comprehensive, structured strategies to help adults introduce meaningful activities to ASD children, which they can practice at school or at home. The first half of the book provides forms and charts that will help adults assess the child’s sensory needs, select age-appropriate activities, and then determine level of interest in specific activities. The second half provides numerous “”Activity Cards”” for going to the park, playing games, listening to music, and many more!

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education

Special Education in Context
by John Joseph Gleason

Originally published in 1989, Special Education in Context is an important and thought-provoking book. An ethnographic study of five years in the daily lives of the severely and profoundly mentally retarded residents of a state school in the United States, it was unique in its attempt to interpret their experience in their own terms and from their own perspective. Professor Gleason’s findings led him to argue forcefully for a change in the approach to developmental disability. Rather than being based on the imposition of criteria such as ‘normality’ and focusing on the clinical characteristics of populations with special needs, as was traditionally the case, therapeutic practice is reconfigured as being thoroughly grounded in an understanding of the populations’ behaviour patterns. The book redefined the concepts of deinstitutionalisation, normalisation and mainstream which guided much practice and provided an innovative framework for future investigation and practice with special populations.

A Literature Review
by President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors (U.S.)

A Literature Review

Developing Recreation Skills in Persons with Learning Disabilities
by Lorraine C. Peniston

Contents: An Introduction; Learning Disabilities; Awareness; Leisure; Delivery of Recreation Programs to Persons with Learning Disabilities; Specific Accommodation and Modifications of Recreation Activities for Persons with Learning Disabilities; Resources; Appendices.

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Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Recreation
by Phyllis Coyne, Ann Fullerton

Recreation is important to everyone’s quality of life. This includes more than half a million Americans with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) whose lives can be enriched through leisure pursuits. This book was developed to assist recreation service providers, as well as families, to understand strategies for supporting individuals with ASD in community and school recreation programmes.

Autism in Adolescents and Adults
by Eric Schopler, Gary B. Mesibov

The state of North Carolina has had a longstanding concern and com mitment to the understanding and treatment of autistic, communications handicapped children and their families. This commitment found expres sion in the only comprehensive statewide program for families confronted with this disability, Division for the Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped CHildren (Division TEACCH). Our program staff has been privileged to respond to this commitment by developing and providing the needed services, and to engage in research informed by our clinical experience. Although many of the problems con cerning these developmentally disabled children remain to be solved, substantial progress has been made during this past decade of collabo ration among professionals, parents, and their government representa tives. The TEACCH staff has resolved to mark the effectiveness of this collaboration by holding a series of annual conferences focused on the several major issues confronting these children and their families. The conferences are held in order to bring together the best research knowl edge available to us from throughout the country, and to encourage par ticipation by the different professional disciplines and concerned parents. In addition these annual meetings form the basis for a series of books based on the conference theme. These books are, however, not merely the published proceedings of the presented papers: some chapters are expanded from conference presentations and many others were solicited from experts in the related areas of research and their service application.

Dimensions of Leisure for Life
by Human Kinetics (Organization)

From both an individual and a societal perspective, Dimensions of Leisure for Life guides students through a study of leisure as a multidisciplinary field. The book uses social sciences methods and current research, with examples from psychology, geography, anthropology, and sociology, to study leisure behavior. With contributions from 23 leading professors, the book examines the following:

The concept of leisure, including the various ways in which it has been defined and described, the benefits associated with it, the scope of the leisure industry field, and the basis for studying leisure as a social science The impact of leisure on quality of life, health, physical activity and stress levels, and overall happiness and well-being The social significance of leisure, including the interaction of leisure with history, contemporary society, technology, the environment, economics, and politics and public policy The factors that influence each individual’s leisure choices and level of involvement in leisure activities, such as awareness of local options; barriers of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status; geographic distribution of leisure spaces; and maturity level and stage of development

Students will also consider the part that recreation and leisure play in their own lives. Dimensions of Leisure for Life will guide them on a search for new leisure experiences, starting with their campus and moving on to the wider community and beyond. They’ll search out the resources that are available to them, learn to recognize and challenge the obstacles to participation, and commit to a leisure plan that will meet their needs and enhance personal growth. They will also examine contemporary issues, such as active living, work-to-life balance, the environmental impact of leisure, and sustainability, and discuss how these issues could influence their leisure activity choices.

The text is complemented by ancillaries for instructors and an online resource for students. All of these resources can be found online at