Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine what caregivers with children who have disabilities desire regarding inclusive recreational facilities and playgrounds for their children, the constraints that affect their recreational opportunities for the family as a whole, and the dream recreational facilities and playgrounds that would support families in overcoming social participation constraints. This study involved 491 caregivers. Results showed that caregivers (a) take their families to recreational facilities and visit them often, (b) indicated that their child with a disability could not fully participate in the facility's offerings, (c) felt that recreational facilities and playgrounds were not appropriate for their child with a disability, and (d) dreamed of a recreational facility and playground that met the needs of all family members. Results and implications are discussed by disability category.

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