A model for including leisure education in transition services for young adults with mental retardation

Dattilo, John and Susan St. Peter. (1991). A model for including leisure education in transition services for young adults with mental retardation. Education and Training in Mental Retardation. 26(4): 420-432.

Abstract: Presents a leisure education model to assist professionals in providing comprehensive leisure instruction. Components of the model include a leisure education course, community support through leisure coaching, family and friend support, and follow-up services. The leisure instruction is intended to instill self-determination, leisure appreciation, self-awareness, decision making, social interaction, knowledge and utilization of leisure resources, and recreation participation into the lives of young adults with mental retardation, thus assisting them in making the transition to community living as an adult. 

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