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Recreation and Leisure Literature for Individuals with Mental Retardation: Implications for Outdoor Recreation

John Dattilo

Abstract


The article provides a detailed synthesis of literature prepared for the President's Commission on American's Outdoors. Characteristics of individuals with mental retardation are summarized along with a review of articles describing traditional outdoor recreation programs. The paper also provides a description of leisure skill development strategies. Specific recommendations to the Commission are also included.


Keywords


Mental Retardation, Therapeutic Recreation, Leisure, Severe Handicaps, Outdoor Recreation, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Handicaps

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