Disability Sport and Recreation Resources

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9781884125751: Disability Sport and Recreation Resources

Known as the "Bible of Disability Sport, the 3rd. Edtion of Disability Sport and Recreation Resources, formerly titled, "Sports and Recreation for the Disabled", picks up where the 2nd Edition left off. It again includes the most up-to-date information available on 47 sports and recreational activities that are accessible to individuals with disabilities including people who are blind or deaf or who have amputations, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, dwarfism, mental retardation or other physical disabilites.

Profiles and descriptions of the major disability sport organizations including the Disabled Sports USA, Dwarf Athletic Association of America, Special Olympics, the U.S. Association for Blind Athletes, the U.S. Cerebral Palsy Athletic Association, USA Deaf Sports Federation, and Wheelchair Sports USA are provided.

Each Chapter includes information on international, national, and regional disability and non-disability sport governing organizations that oversee the particular sport. Also included are historical overviews, rule modifications and adaptations, equipment and equipment manufacturers, and information on how people with disabilities can access or become involved with many competitive and recreational activities. Resource lists of addresses and phone numbers for hundreds of equipment manufacturers and sport organizations are in the appendices. New information on hundreds of electronic resources such as web and email addresses for international and national disability and non-disability sport organizations are also included.

This book is a must for people with disabilities who refuse to have limits placed on their selection of physical activities. Physical education teachers, adapted physical education teachers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physicians and health-care personnel, parents and anyone involved is assisting people with disablities to achieve their maximum potential through physical activity will want to keep this book close at hand.

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MICHAEL J. PACIOREK, Ph.D.: is Professor and Coordinator of the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance at Eastern Michigan University. He has worked in the field of sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. He has served as a volunteer, coach, and member of Special Olympics Michigan and has been involved in numerous capacities for the U.S. Olympic Festivals and the U.S. Disabled Sports Teams.

JEFFERY A. JONES, M.P.E.: Is the Director of Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's Center for Health and Fitness and the Wirz Sports Program, one of the largest disability sports and recreation programs in the U.S. He has been involved in sports and recreation for individuals with disabilities for more than 20 years as a coach, administrative staff, and volunteer.

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