LEAD: Leisure Education Awareness and Discovery

What is Leisure Education?

Students with special needs require a structured introduction to leisure experiences. Leisure Education provides leisure awareness for students during their school day through a cooperative effort between special education staff and NSSRA program staff. This program offers opportunities for students to learn new activity skills in a structured environment. Leisure Education prepares students to participate in a variety of recreation activities during leisure time, opening their eyes to view their abilities in a positive light.

Leisure Education Goals & Objectives


Our goal is to develop Leisure Education resources and
programs in cooperation with NSSED to improve the leisure functioning of students within our community and school


• Promote awareness of the importance of leisure and recreation to students.
• Enhance access to healthy leisure lifestyles and activities.
• Promote and offer technical and educational services to students within the community.
• Create a blended approach to learning through both recreation and education.


NSSRA’s spirited, full-time professional staff coordinates and leads each of the Leisure Education programs. NSSRA staff are accompanied by teachers and aides in each classroom to allow maximum participation and supervision during program application.

Schedule & Schools

All programs are offered from mid-September to May. A schedule is predetermined in collaboration with NSSRA and NSSED prior to the beginning of each school year.


The fee for providing NSSRA’s Leisure Education program in your class is $4 per student with a minimum of six students.

Getting Started

Click here to download LEAD (PDF)
Click here to download the Leisure Education Request Form (PDF)

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