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Workshop – Recreation & Relationships

When: February 29th, 2020 from 10am to 3pm

Where: Lakeland College, Allan Markin Room

Presenters:

Stacey Andrews
Senior Advocate with Inclusion Lloydminster & Inclusion Alberta

Kendall Ayrey
Community Development Coordinator with Inclusion Lloydminster & Inclusion Alberta

All children, youth and adults benefit from being involved in recreation and leisure activities. Participation in recreational activities is necessary for healthy development, learning & developing friendships. Having friends is essential to creating a good life.

Far too many individuals with developmental disabilities are not having the opportunity to be included in recreation or to develop a recreation identity that is based on individual interests and talents. Often parents fear their child will not be welcomed or well included, particularly in competitive activities or that extra funding and staffing is necessary.

In this interactive session, participants will be introduced to successful strategies for achieving inclusive recreation. The session will also explore how to identify individual interests. It is vitally important that children, youth and adults with disabilities have an array of opportunities to develop and share their strengths and passions, and develop friendships, through recreation and leisure.

Note: This session focuses of parents and families. Recreation providers and educators or others are welcome when attending along with parents of a child or individual they are including or plan to as the activities in the session focus on the individual. Presentations can be arranged for recreation providers.

RSVP to Melissa Almond by February 25th malmond@inclusionlloydminster.com or (306) 825-5918

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