Employment of handicapped people in leisure occupations by David Michael Compton

Cover of: Employment of handicapped people in leisure occupations | David Michael Compton

Published by Committee on Recreation and Leisure, President"s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped in Washington, D.C .

Written in English

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  • People with disabilities -- Employment -- United States,
  • Leisure -- Vocational guidance -- United States

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Statementby David M. Compton and Dennis A. Vinton
ContributionsVinton, Dennis A, United States. President"s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. Committee on Recreation and Leisure
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
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Open LibraryOL14935616M

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In response to the need for up-to-date information on employment opportunities for handicapped people in the leisure occupations, a national survey was conducted to determine both existing levels of employment and employer practices.

The survey was sent to agencies and businesses representing four leisure occupational subclusters: travel, tourism, and hospitality; leisure entertainment. for Occupational Therapy Practice in Active Leisure Occupations for Adults with Paraplegia and Lower Tetraplegia was developed.

In Chapter II, a comprehensive literature review examines the impact of participation in leisure occupations and barriers to participation for individuals with physical : Kelsey Glatt, Tracy Perish.

disabled people in order to assist them to achieve a meaningful, satisfying and balanced leisure lifestyle, which is unique to the individual. The occupations should include elements of choice.

Purpose – This paper seeks to analyze government survey data on what concerns leisure and hospitality employers most when considering hiring people with disabilities, as well as what hiring practices best alleviate these concerns.

Special attention is to be given to the theory of planned behavior in these aims. Design/methodology/approach – US government survey data of leisure and. Being disabled is defined as being out of “normal” as a biological sense, while in social sense, it is defined as the social and cultural obstruction of the individual’s ability to live independently and easily in society [].Therefore, appropriate sociocultural environment is essential to enable disabled people to develop their skills and gain a place in social by: 1.

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– The American Federation of the Physically Handicapped, founded in by Paul Strachan, was the first cross-disability national (American) political organization to urge an end to job discrimination, lobby for passage of related legislation, and call for a National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week, as well as other initiatives.

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Participating in leisure activities can be challenging for people living with vision loss. In one study, 70% of participants reported activity loss because of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and 83% of those participants reported greatly missing the activity (Rovner & Casten, ).The activities they missed the most were reading, driving, engaging in craft activities, and watching.

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