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Social Inclusion in Sport and Recreation for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

by Brittany A. Youth with intellectual disabilities are often stigmatized as being incapable of participating in sport and recreational activities, as many individuals do not take the time to understand their diverse needs. Many of my experiences with youth have … Continue reading

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Inclusion in Sport and Recreation: The benefits and barriers for children with Autism

by Terry F. According to a study done by Duhaime et al. (2004), social inclusion can be defined as a measure of access to and participation in various networks of emotional, social and material support, and identifying potential domains of … Continue reading

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Positive Effects of Volunteering at a Young Age

By: Katie V. Have you ever volunteered at an older age for the first time and felt a sense of self-worth? Have you wondered why you haven’t offered more to the community? Volunteering at any age has many positive outcomes … Continue reading

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