Perception of the Recreational Sports Clubs in Accommodating Children With Disabilities: A Pilot, Comparative Study Serbia and United States


  • Luka Jovanovic University of Nis, Serbia
  • Martin E. Block University of Virginia


The purpose of this study was to understand how community youth sports organizations in United States and Serbia provide information to coaches and support to children with disabilities to facilitate the inclusion of children with disabilities in recreation-level programs. The information from this survey will be critical in understanding hoow children with disabilities are accommodated in youth sports recreation programs and guide efforts to design resources for youth sports coaches. Results found that very little training was provided to coaches and that sports club directors were willing to make some accommodations for children with disabilities.





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