Leisure and recreation are critical to our overall health. Leisure can lower stress, anxiety, and depression. Often people with disabilities must spend so much time and energy on daily living and managing medical needs, it’s easy to forget the importance of having fun, especially when access to fun activities is also a challenge.
In the AT Lab
Explore ideas for adapting leisure activities for increased participation:
- Adapted gaming
- Board or card games
- Computer games
- Writing or reading for pleasure
For outdoor activities, sports, and specialized equipment, there are a variety of resources in Portland and around Oregon: