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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)

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  2. [2011] 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. [2011] 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.

  4. [2009] 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.

  5. [2008] Relationships between behavior, brainstem and cortical encoding of seen and heard speech in musician
    2008 - USA

    Playing an instrument may help youngsters better process speech in noisy classrooms and more accurately interpret the nuances of language that are conveyed by subtle changes in the human voice.

  6. [2007] 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...

  7. [2006] 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...

  8. [2006] 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...

  9. [2005] Quality of Life and Identity: The Benefits of a Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive
    2005 - USA

    Participation in a community-based therapeutic recreation and adapted sports program positively influences quality of life, overall health, quality of family life, and quality of social life.

  10. [2005] 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.

  11. [2004] A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy
    2004 - Scotland

    Scotland’s Centre for Cultural Policy review of the social and economic impacts of culture, the arts and sport provided robust research evidence, both national and international, on the reduction...

  12. [2004] 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...

  13. [2002] 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...

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

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  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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