Recreation Therapy & Therapeutic
- American Therapeutic Recreation Association
The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
is the largest, national membership organization representing the interests and
need of recreational therapists. Recreational therapists are health care
providers using recreational therapy interventions for improved functioning of
individuals with illness or disabling conditions.
- National Therapeutic Recreation Society
A branch of the National Recreation and Park Association. NTRS specializes in
the provision of therapeutic recreation services for persons with disabilities
in clinical facilities and in the community. NTRS members include practitioners,
administrators, educators, volunteers, students, and consumers.
- Therapeutic Recreation Directory
A developed for those individuals wanting to know more about Therapeutic
- The National Center on Physical
Activity and Disability
Has a mission to promote substantial health benefits that can be gained from
participating in regular physical activity. The slogan of NCPAD is Exercise is
for EVERY body, and every person can gain some health benefit from being more
physically active. This site provides information and resources that can enable
people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.
Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation Services
A fact sheet from NCPAD