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Inclusive and Adaptive Programs

Inclusion Activities: In the case of recreational programs, inclusion is supporting all participants, instructors/staff and the system as a whole so that the full range of participation need can be met.  Focusing on good instructional strategies that will benefit all learners.  Attention is given towards overcoming barriers in the system that prevents it from meeting the range of different levels of abilities.  The system changes to meet the needs of ALL participants. 
Adaptive Activities: Competitive or recreational sports/activities for people with disabilities or physical limitations. Adaptive programs often run parallel to traditional endeavors, but are modified to support people's specific physical abilities.
Adaptive sport While often used interchangeably with inclusive sport, the two are different. Adaptive sport allows modifications to make the game more accessible, compared with the similar inclusive sport, which permits athletes with disabilities to compete with non-disabled athletes.
Other methods of inclusion participation:
Unified/Peer Buddy Activities: Joins people with and without disabilities to participate together in an activity.  Usually an equal number of persons with disabilities to non disabled peers who are often engaged as in volunteer role.
Integration Activities: Placing participants with disabilities in existing activities. A focus is on giving the participant support so they can “fit in” to the existing system.
Specialized Activities: Instruction is provided in separate environments designed to respond to a particular or various impairment
Exclusion Activities: When participants are directly or indirectly prevented from or denied access to an activity.