Effects of Mainstreaming Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities in a Residential Summer Camp

By Mitchell S. Parker

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), June 1998

This study examines some of the effects that mainstreaming had upon eleven adolescents with developmental disabilities mainstreamed in a residential summer camp and on the "typical" campers with whom they were involved. More than half of the typical campers felt that this involvement had enhanced their summer and had positively affected their perceptions of people with handicaps. More than half of the campers with disabilities were perceived by their parents to have shown improvements in social, self-help, and cognitive skills after the four-week experience. Some of the possible reasons for these changes are discussed. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.4, Summer 1998.

Topic: Jewish Camp, Youth, Disability and Special Needs, Identity Formation, Camp

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 74/No. 4

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Coverage: Canada

Language: English

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Parker, Mitchell S. Effects of Mainstreaming Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities in a Residential Summer Camp. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). June 1998: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1327


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