access to recreation

posted on November 1, 2006 - 11:53am
Third-grader Wesley McHugh couldn’t wait to see the new playground at his school in Mandeville, La., near New Orleans. His excitement quickly changed to disappointment when his electric wheelchair was unable to maneuver over the bark-covered surface. During recess, he sat on the sidelines and watched his classmates play. Wesley, who has nemaline myopathy, graciously accepted another barrier in...
posted on April 1, 1998 - 4:53pm
Recreational activities serve numerous therapeutic purposes in our everyday lives. Renewing friendships at a baseball game or experiencing the pure enjoyment of communing with nature are but two examples of the benefits of leisure activities.