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Holiday play for disabled children in England: access, choice and parents’ views about integration

Parker, Wendy, Gage, Heather, Sterr, Annette and Williams, Peter (2017) Holiday play for disabled children in England: access, choice and parents’ views about integration International Journal of Disability, Development and Education.

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Abstract

Families with children with disabilities can feel isolated during school holidays and concerns exist that they face greater difficulties than families of children without disabilities in finding enriching activities for their child. In the context of national policies that encourage integrated play, local service commissioners in England require evidence on what sort of short breaks parents and children prefer. The parents of 99 children with disabilities and 43 children without disabilities attending various holiday play schemes in summer 2010 completed mailed questionnaires. Parents of children with disabilities reported more difficulty getting information, less choice of schemes and further distances to travel than parents of children without disabilities. Although 72% of parents of children without disabilities and 55.5% of parents of children with disabilities stated integrated schemes would be suitable for their child, open text comments provided weaker support. Variety of provision is required to meet all needs and preferences.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Economics
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Parker, WendyW.Parker@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Gage, HeatherH.Gage@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Sterr, AnnetteA.Sterr@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Williams, PeterP.Williams@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 18 May 2017
Identification Number : 10.1080/1034912X.2017.1312684
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Disability, Development and Education on 18 May 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1312684
Uncontrolled Keywords : children with disabilities; children without disabilities; Holiday activities;, Questionnaire; Access; Choice; Integrated; Segregated
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Feb 2017 15:22
Last Modified : 06 Sep 2017 11:42
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813647

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