Community-based interventions have greater relevance and a greater chance of success and sustainability when the community is collaboratively involved in the research process. Opening Doors: Project Adventure is a research project designed to evaluate the impact of community-based inclusive recreation, using supportive mentoring, on children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs (CYDS). The project has a central goal of engaging CYDS who are members of underrepresented minorities, including those who face linguistic, cultural, and/or financial barriers to participation. In this article we describe the process of working with community partners and the lessons learned in the development and implementation of Project Adventure.
Embedding Field Research on Mentored Inclusive Recreation in an Urban Population—The Evolution of Opening Doors: Project Adventure
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Laurie Glader, Noelle Huntington, Kelly Horan, Emily Davidson; Embedding Field Research on Mentored Inclusive Recreation in an Urban Population—The Evolution of Opening Doors: Project Adventure. Pediatrics December 2010; 126 (Supplement_3): S165–S169. 10.1542/peds.2010-1466L
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