Did you know that 15% of the world’s population have some form of disability? (World Health Organisation). Look around your community. Are you aware of their presence? Are they merely present or meaningfully included?
As an Occupational Therapist, our primary goal is to enable People with Disability (PWD) to participate in the activities of everyday life by engaging them in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.(WFOT 2012).
Although there are a variety of activities that can help PWD to socialize, express their feelings and stay healthier, many of them are still facing great boundaries to involve in leisure and recreational activities.
Article 26, Habilitation and Rehabilitation, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) calls for:
“… appropriate measures, including through peer support, to enable persons with disabilities to attain and maintain their maximum independence, full physical, mental, social and vocational ability, and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life”.
Henry, G. (2022). Recreational and Leisure Activities for Special Need. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/recreational-servicesfor-special-needs
Henry, Gideon "Recreational and Leisure Activities for Special Need" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Oct. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/recreational-servicesfor-special-needs. Accessed 06 Dec. 2022.
Henry, Gideon . "Recreational and Leisure Activities for Special Need". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Oct. 2022. Web. 06 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/recreational-servicesfor-special-needs >.
Henry, Gideon . "Recreational and Leisure Activities for Special Need" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 06, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/recreational-servicesfor-special-needs