Resources

These organizations can give you additional information about the training and governance of Recreational Therapists.

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification • http://www.nctrc.org/

NCTRC is the nationally recognized credentialing organization for the profession of Therapeutic Recreation. Established in 1981, as an independent non-profit organization, NCTRC represents over 12,000 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists employed within a variety of healthcare and human service settings.

North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure • http://www.ncbrtl.org/

The North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure is committed to ensuring quality, safe, and effective care to North Carolina residents by maintaining the highest standards of recreational therapy practice.

            American Therapeutic Recreation Association • https://www.atra-online.com/

The American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) is the largest national membership organization representing the interests and needs of therapeutic recreation specialists, also known as recreation therapists. Recreation therapists are healthcare providers who plan, direct, deliver, and evaluate recreation-based interventions for individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions.

North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association • http://www.ncrta.org/

Our Mission: The mission of NCRTA is to serve as an advocate for Recreational Therapy by promoting the health and well-being of the public through service, education, research, student training, the development of professional standards, and monitoring and responding to trends in health and human services which impact the effective and efficient delivery of Recreational Therapy services.

                             Recreational Therapy • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recreational therapy

According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA), recreational therapy is a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition. Recreational therapy may also be referred to as therapeutic recreation or recreation

Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center • http://ecac-parentcenter.org/

ECAC is a non-profit organization that provides information and resources to the families of children with disabilities in North Carolina. ECAC is a private non-profit organization that is operated by and staffed primarily with parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction • http://www.dpi.state.nc.us/

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction implements the State’s public school laws and State Board of Education policies governing pre-kindergarten through high school.

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy • http://wrightslaw.com/

Wrightslaw is leading website about special education law and advocacy, with thousands of articles, cases, and free resources about hundreds of special education issues.