The links to the Kiplinger and CNNMoney articles in which Recreational Therapy is highlighted, and the Today Show clip about Recreational Therapy can now be found on the What is Recreational Therapy page on IAmARecreationalTherapist.com. Also, the pdf file for My Future, My Way: First Steps Toward College has been added to the Learn More about RT page.
Check back often for more updates!
From the FIU RT Program Website Blog:
Admissions for the FIU RT Program has gone live! By visiting the Admissions page, you can begin the application process for Fall 2013. There is a drop down menu for online programs where you will find the recreational therapy program application. When the information set up specifically for the online program is made available, it will be found by visiting this page. In the meantime, by visiting the RT Classes page on this site you will be able to see a list of the required courses.
At this time, the state of Florida only has 150 signatures! In the meantime, other states are starting petitions and rapidly getting more signatures. This not only affects us as RTs, but those who we serve. We do not want to see RT left behind as healthcare changes. Please do your part! Thank you.
Recreation Therapy as a Related Service.
Gateway to Social Skills Training for Students with ASD
What a great read. RT should be in all schools serving kids with disabilities.
Great article from the AJC. If you know of other articles, like this one, I encourage you to post them.
Following North Carolina's lead, and if you haven't already, I am asking you to sign a petition to support the inclusion of Recreational Therapy in Florida's Essential Health Benefits. Please take just a few moments to sign this petition. Thanks!
We only have 30 so far out of the minimum of a 100 needed. It doesn't matter if you are a rec therapist, consumer of RT services, or potentially need them in the future, healthcare is changing and RT needs your support. Regardless of where you live, please join us in signing on to this petition set up as a push for the inclusion of RT services as part of Florida's effort to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
The RT profession is growing and attracting more and more highly motivated students! It's exciting and shows that word is getting out that what recreational therapists do simply makes sense. RT should be part of every rehabilitation plan and part of every community recreation program. To be part of this exciting change in healthcare, visit http://www.iamarecreationaltherapist.com.
For those of you who visited the old page and are now joining the new page, welcome back. For those of you new to the I Am A Recreational Therapist page, I welcome you, too.
This blog will serve as a forum for discussing issues related to the field of recreational therapy. If you are new to the field, and haven't begun your career in RT, then you are about to embark on one of the greatest things that you will do in your life. Imagine a career in which you get to help people with disabilities, limitations, or illnesses get better by participating in things they love to do. I know...it's hard to believe that such a profession exists, but it does and it is growing stronger every day. So, consider that simple but sometimes hard to grasp idea then dig a little deeper. What you are about to find might just change not your life, but the many lives of people out there who benefit from RT services. Until next time...