Australia's NICAN Provides Resources on Recreation Access

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NICAN has released a tool for developing inclusive recreation. Those developing Inclusive Tourism policy development will want to correlate these with Integrated Quality Management practice through IQM's principle # 7 Inclusivity. NICAN's guidelines are based on the following principles:

* Recreation and leisure are major contributors to quality of life.
* People with a disability are individuals and have the same rights as all citizens.
* People with a disability should have full community access.
* Participation in recreation is skill related.
* Participation in decision making is essential.
* Continuous improvement is required to obtain optimal outcomes for all.

Have you seen the new Nican National Recreation Guidelines?

Does your organisation or do you know an organisation that needs a helping hand in providing a good accessible service - the Nican National Recreation Guidelines might just be a great starting point.

The guidelines have been written to allow any organisation to use, personalise and adopt. An electronic template of this document is available from the Nican website, www.nican.com.au Nican appreciates the fact that many organisations are pushed for time and resources and as such encourages organisations to adopt the guidelines as are starting point for their own policies. The guidelines are designed not to take you away from the core business of serving people but to guide your interactions and compliment organisational practice.

The Nican National Recreation Guidelines can assist organisations commit to service user participation in planning, implementation and evaluation, and to continuously improve performance in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for participants.

Purpose of the Nican Recreation Guidelines

The purpose if these guidelines are to assist in the further development of consistent and meaningful, individualised recreation opportunities for people with a disability. It has been developed utilising the following principles:

* Recreation and leisure are major contributors to quality of life.
* People with a disability are individuals and have the same rights as all citizens.
* People with a disability should have full community access.
* Participation in recreation is skill related.
* Participation in decision making is essential.
* Continuous improvement is required to obtain optimal outcomes for all.


To go directly to the guidelines click here: http://www.nican.com.au/education/rec_guidelines.asp

Contact:

Suzanne Bain-Donohue

Executive Director, Nican


Ph: 02 62411220

Email: ed@nican.com.au

PO Box 110, Mitchell, ACT 2911.

Phone: 02 6241 1220 Fax: 02 6241 1224

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