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3.04 Leisure activities nurture growth, acquisition of life skills, and independent living for those with a disability. (recreation, sport, arts and culture)

  1. Found: 1-12 of 15 entries
  2. Effects of physical exercise on Autism Spectrum Disorders: A meta-analysis
    2011 - Netherlands

    Physical exercise improves the motor skills and social skills of people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  3. Creating Community: Celebrations, Arts and Wellbeing Within and Across Local Communities
    2006 - Australia

    The arts and other forms of creativity can have diffuse and quite profound social outcomes in the contemporary world. They can generate a deeper sense of place that contextualizes a local sense of...

  4. Lifestyle and Mental Health
    2011 - USA

    Lifestyle changes — such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others — can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an array of mental illnesses.

  5. The gift of sport.
    2002 - USA

    The athletes at the paralympics, were on the whole supremely confident and fulfilled. That came directly from the sport they play, and it is unlikely that, for most of them, it could have been...

  6. A Miracle in the Outfield: The Benefits of Participation in Organized Baseball Leagues for Children
    2009 - USA

    Parents of children with disabilities believe participation in sport activities enhances motor and psychosocial skills and that participation has a positive impact on the entire family unit.

  7. Healthy Aging in Canada: A New Vision, A Vital Investment. From Evidence to Action
    2006 - Canada

    "Social connectedness has a positive effect on health. People who remain actively engaged in life and connected to those around them are generally happier, in better physical and mental health, and...

  8. The effects of wilderness settings on organized groups: A state-of-knowledge paper
    2000 - USA

    ” ... wilderness seems to intensify and focus personal efforts, which produces a positive impact on group development and increases the social integration ......helping participants come together...

  9. Wheelchair Sports as Social Interaction
    1998 - USA

    In 1998,  New York HERO, Inc. reported that: ”  Social Benefits Which May Result from Wheelchair Sport Participation do exist. “” A majority of administrators in universities with wheelchair sports...

  10. Conceptions of Children and Adolescents with Physical Disabilities about their Participation in a Sp
    2002 - Sweden

    Intervention programmes, where actors from different sections of society, such as the health care, clubs and associations, the handicap organizations and the university cooperate from a holistic...

  11. Making the Journey: Arts and disability in Australia
    2005 - Australia

    Direct participation in and increased access to the arts contributes to the well-being of people with a disability, their careers, families, friends and communities.

  12. Mingling, observing, and lingering: Everyday public spaces and their implications for well-being and
    2007 - England

    A wide range of everyday public open spaces were perceived as having a positive influence on both individual well-being and community life. Some people derived restorative benefits from the...

  13. Art and Wellbeing: A Guide to the Connections between Community Cultural Development and Health, Eco
    2004 - Australia

    Direct involvement by communities in arts activity can contribute significantly to individual and community wellbeing and can enhance the efforts of government agencies in realizing their policies...

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  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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