Exploring the Shared Meaning of Social Inclusion to Children with and without Disabilities

Authors: Edwards B, Cameron D, King G, McPherson AC

This study identified the meaningful aspects of social inclusion based on the perspectives of children with and without disabilities. A total of 17 children participated in two interviews to share their initial thoughts about the program and experiences of inclusion.

Both groups of children consider having the freedom to choose and participate in activities, being part of an accepting atmosphere, experiencing positive interactions, and giving or receiving help as meaningful aspects of social inclusion.

Service providers and program developers can use the results of this study to inform the design and implementation of inclusive recreation programs.

More information: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33593199/

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