However, creative leisure activities for people with disabilities must be compatible with their physical and/or mental abilities. Access to sports and physical activities of their choice must be a priority. Sport serves as a tool for individual promotion, social and professional integration, promoting health and autonomy.
Sport, to surpass oneself
Thanks to the endorphin, which it makes flow in our organism, sport allows us to feel good in our body. It is therefore easy to imagine that in the case of a disabled person, sports activities will be more than recommended, in order to gradually develop a privileged relationship with one’s own body, and to accept it more easily. For example, in the context of rehabilitation, sport can give you a mental strength that would push you to surpass yourself and to pursue challenges to heal or improve your condition. You would be surprised by all the sports that can be practiced by disabled people, whether it is adapted sport (mental disability) or handisport (motor disability).
Leisure and artistic activities, to free one’s creativity
As creative leisure activities for disabled people, art is often associated with catharsis. But what is really catharsis? It is a creative activity for people with disabilities, because the activities in which you pose as a creator allow you to externalize your most deeply buried feelings: fear, anxiety, anger, sadness. Art can serve as a medium to bring out these emotions that you are holding back, and somehow “relieve” you of the weight that this can represent for you. There are many associations that offer workshops and courses in creative activities for people with disabilities, such as painting, sculpture, photography, or theater.
The association environment, a way to feel invested
Getting involved in associations is a creative hobby for people with disabilities, because it allows them to integrate and socialize, to feel more accepted by society. You can also get involved in associations that have nothing to do with disability: political, cultural, student. But, whatever the chosen activity, the principle remains more or less the same each time: give yourself a moment to enjoy yourself, discover, exchange, breathe, in short, put aside your disability, and think only of you, only of you.