Having opportunities to pursue a physically active lifestyle is an important part of a young person's day-to-day life. Youth with disabilities and their parents should be encouraged and empowered to actively participate in accessible - and inclusive - physical activity and recreation programs in their communities. Thus, resources should be made available to parents to assist them in identifying and locating accessible programs for their child.
This video-enabled factsheet stresses the importance and value of physical activity for young people with disabilities. Strategies are provided for parents to identify physical activity, recreation, and leisure opportunities for their children. The purpose of this guide is to encourage parents to take on an active role in the lives of their children and encourage and support their involvement in physical activity and recreation.