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 recreation skills in a structured environment.

Leisure Education prepares students to participate in a variety of leisure activities, empowering students to view their abilities positively.

Leisure Education Goals & Objectives

Goal

Our goal is to facilitate Leisure Education resources and programs in cooperation with NSSED and local school districts to improve the leisure functioning of students within our communities.

Objectives

  • Promote awareness of the importance of leisure and recreation for 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.

Staff

NSSRA’s passionate, full-time Recreation Specialists coordinate and lead each Leisure Education program.* NSSRA’s staff are accompanied by teachers and aides in each classroom to allow maximum participation and supervision during program activities.

*NSSRA’s full-time recreation staff members have college degrees in Therapeutic Recreation or related fields, as well as special certifications and professional accreditations.

Schedule & Schools

All programs are offered from mid-September to May. A schedule is predetermined by NSSRA Recreation Specialists and NSSED teachers prior to the beginning of each school year.

Fees

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

Getting Started

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