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Wednesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Evaluating CAUSE from the Perspective of Student Participants and Families

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Participation in sport and/or recreational activities has been widely shown to have positive effects on the social, emotional, and physical (fine and gross motor) skills of persons with disabilities (Angba, 2016). Unfortunately, this population receives far fewer opportunities to participate in sport and/or recreational activities than non-disabled persons. In 2016, Daemen College established the Center for Applied and Unified Sport and Exercise (CAUSE) to give persons with disabilities the opportunity to engage in varied activities. CAUSE combines the efforts of Daemen’s athletics, social work, and special education departments to offer young people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in weekly sessions to help build health, sportsmanship, and lasting friendships. This study utilizes a single subject evaluation to determine the effectiveness of CAUSE’s weekly sessions in helping a young man with Autism build his social skills. More specifically, the intervention is designed to assist with engagement with others and completion of assigned tasks. Recommendations for program improvements are also provided.

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Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Lumsden Gym
  • Moderator Diane Bessel-Matteson

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