Special Adaptive Recreation as Intervention in Vocational and Transitional Services for Handicapped Youth


  • Jessyna M. McDonald


Rehabilitation, Special Adaptive Recreation Transitional Services, Handicapped Youth


Increased concem for rising costs of disability-related programs, coupled with various manpower and economic projections, have re~lted in major shifts in federal program priorities. The shift from institutional support to "self-help programs" mandates service providers to demonstrate the extent to which their programs promote independent living skills among the handicapped. As a result of recent and projected trends, leisure service providers must begin to articulate and justify their roles as essential to vocational training and successful placement of handicapped individuals within the community. The purpose of this article is to present a Special Adaptive Recreation Support Systems Model, which demonstrates the utilization of special recreation programs as a supportive service to educational, vocational, transitional, and community programs for the handicapped.