|Recreation and Leisure StudiesLinda Heyne|
|Therapeutic Recreation in the Schools and the Community, Americans with Disabilities Act Requirement|
Linda Heyne can speak with authority on strategies for including adults and children with developmental and other disabilities into recreation programs in schools and community settings.
In addition to having served as an inclusion coordinator, she has conducted studies and written books and journal articles on inclusive recreation, home school/community collaborations, cultivating friendship for people with developmental disabilities, and therapeutic recreation programs in schools.
Instead of focusing on people’s deficits and impairments, Heyne stresses strengths-based approaches that will take people farther along the continuum of well being. By developing interventions based on people’s strengths, talents, aspirations, and goals, therapeutic recreation specialists can support people’s involvement in meaningful leisure and a high quality of life.
Heyne can also speak with authority on Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for community recreational programs and facilities.
Linda Heyne has written books and articles on:
•Serving all children in community recreation
•Leisure education programs including the “Take Back Your Time” movement
•Leisure and recreation programming to enhance quality of life
•Teaching social skills to children with disabilities through leisure skills programming
•Using recreation activities to promote friendship between children with and without disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for community recreational programs
Inclusive community leisure services
Community-based therapeutic recreation
Therapeutic recreation in the schools
Therapeutic recreation and quality of life
Friendship for people with developmental disabilities
Strengths-based approach to therapeutic recreation practice
Time and leisure constraints