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Therapeutic Recreation Association Directory

page updated 11-29-13

Listed below are therapeutic recreation organizations.

To have your organization listed here or to submit updates, email Charles Dixon at charlie *
(note- change the * to the @ symbol before emailing me)

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National and International Recreation Therapy Organizations

Note: To help reduce SPAM, all email address has the @ symbol changed to * to prevent email harvester from picking email addresses.


Diversional Therapy Australia

Diversional Therapy Association of Australia, PO Box 83, North Ryde, NSW 1670, (02) 9887 5035. enquiries @


Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association
Alberta Therapeutic Recreation Association, 8038 Fairmount Drive SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 0Y1. (403) 258-2520. atra*
  British Columbia Therapeutic Recreation Association. BCTRA, Box 3986, Vancouver, BC V68 324. Phone: (604) 462-0070.
Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association, 8038 Fairmount Drive SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 0Y1 - ctra*
Manitoba Therapeutic Recreation Association. Gary Thompson-Mclvor at (204) 339-1951.
Newfoundland and Labrador Therapeutic Recreation Association, Box 8201, St. John's Nfld. A1B 3N4 Phone: 709-576-6969 email nltra*, Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter' Facebook Site
NSRPH Nova Scotia Recreation Professionals in Health
Quebec Association of Activity Professionals
Quebec Association of Activity Professionals - Association québécoise des professionnels en loisirs. qaaprequests* 514.951.2775
Regina Therapeutic Recreation Association Regina Therapeutic Recreation Association, Regina Therapeutic Recreation Association c/o Linda Harmsworth(Chairperson), 1925 5th Avenue North, Regina, Sk. S4R 7W1, Ph. 543-4055 email regina_tra*
Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals
Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals,*, 2205 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK S4P 0S4. (306) 780-9267, fax: (306) 525-4009
Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada

Therapeutic Recreation Association of Atlantic Canada

Therapeutic Recreation Ontario
Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO), National Liaison--Chris Richard, CTRS
International Liaison -- trontario* or chris_richard*
  The Victorian Association of Hospital and Rehabilitation Recreation Specialists (VAHRRS), Alison Smith, P.O. Box 19, Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039, AUSTRALIA, Phone/Fax: (613) 9754 4798, kjharris*


Daehan Therapeutic Recreation Assocation
Daehan Therapeutic Recreation Assocation (DTRA), liss*

New Zealand

NZ Society of Diversional Therapists Inc,

NZ Society of Diversional Therapists Inc, PO Box 6264 Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8442

New Zealand Therapeutic Recreation Association Incorporated
New Zealand Therapeutic Recreation Association Incorporated (NZTRA), seeking_linda*

United States

American Therapeutic Recreation Association
American Therapeutic Recreation Association, ATRA, 629 North Main Street., Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-450-ATRA (2872), Fax: 601-582-3354, ATRA's Facebook Site
THE COALITION OF CHILD LIFE AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION PROFESSIONALS, Katherine Knisely, Child Life/Pediatrics, Bayfront Medical Center, 701 Sixth St South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, 813-893-6265. childlife1*
National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification
National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification, Bob Riley, NCTRC Executive Directory, 7 Elmwood Drive New City, New York 10956, (845) 639-1439, Fax 845-639-1471, Email nctrc*
  Therapeutic Recreators International, Gail Lohr, (810) 985-1800

Regional and State Recreation Therapy Organizations

Arizona State TRA
Arizona State TRA, 3131 E. Thunderbird Road #8, Phoenix, AZ  85032, Delinda Carr
Arkansas TRS
Arkansas TRS (ATRA chapter), Cheryl Frazier, (501) 340-3852
  Arkansas TR Section of ARPA
  Bay Area TRA (BATRA), PO Box V54, Palo Alto, CA 94304-0054. Contact Person: Sherri Heim, 650-493-5000 ext. 66176. trbayarea*
CPRA - TR Section
California Parks & Recreation TR Section
CHARTA CHARTA - Chesapeake Area Recreation Therapy Association
Cincinnati/Dayton RTA
Cincinnati/Dayton RTA (ATRA chapter), THIS IS AN INACTIVE CHAPTER. CDARTA facebook site
  Colorado TRS
Connecticut Association of Therapeutic Recreation Directors, Inc.
Connecticut Association of Therapeutic Recreation Directors, Inc.
CRPA - TR Section
Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association - TR Section
  Florida- Gold Coast TRA (ATRA chapter), inactive chapter
GRPA-TR Section
Georgia Recreation and Parks Association - TR Section
  Georgia TRA (ATRA chapter), inactive chapter
  Illinois TR Section of IPRA
  Illinois Recreational Therapy Association (ATRA chapter), Carol Elslager, 773-624-7443. Karyl7217*
  Recreation Therapists of Indiana (ATRA), Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, Indiana University
Therapeutic Recreation Option Coordinator, (812) 855-3093, mvp*
Iowa TRA
Iowa TRA (ATRA), Jim Ebel, 319-421-1441, pinterest page, facebook page
  Iowa TR Section
  Kansas City TRA (ATRA chapter), Terri Self, (816) 228-5900
  Kansas TRS
  Maine Recreation Therapy Association, facebook site
Maryland TR Branch
  Metropolitan NY TR Section, Rose Rothe, (914) 243-0583
  Michigan TRA (ATRA chapter), michigantra* MTRA's Facebook Site
  Michigan RPA - TR Section
  Minnesota TRA (ATRA chapter)
  Minnesota TR Section of MRPA
  Missouri TRS
  Nebraska TRA (Nebraska PRA) Jeni Hust, CTRS (402) 223-6600 ext. 370
NLTRA Newfoundland and Labrador TRA
New Jersey/Easter Pennsylvania Chapter
New Jersey/Easter Pennsylvania Chapter (ATRA chapter), Brenda Hart, (215)794-5754
New York State TRA
New York State TRA, email nystra*
North Carolina RTA

North Carolina RTA - NCRTA - facebook site

North Carolina RPA-TR Section
Northern Ohio Therapeutic Recreation Association
Northern Ohio Therapeutic Recreation Association
Northern Rockies Recreation Therapy Association, facebook page

North Texas ATRA Chapter

Oklahoma- TRAO (ATRA chapter), Amy Whitmarsh MS/CTRS, amylw*
Pacific NorthWest Chapter
Pacific NorthWest Chapter (ATRA chapter), Karen Wertheimer, (503) 257-3294
Pennsylvania TRS
Pennsylvania TRS
South Dakota TR Branch

Therapeutic Recreation Association of Greater St. Louis (TRAGSL)

  TRALI - Therapeutic Recreation Association of Long Island (NY)
  TR Branch of Texas RPA
Texas- Consortium for Therapeutic Recreation/Activities Certification, Inc., P.O. Box 5767, Jonestown, Texas 78645, Phone: 512.484.7559
Utah RTA
Utah RTA, PO Box 521023, SLC 84152; Fran Wilby
Virginia Therapeutic Recreation Association
Virginia State Therapeutic Recreation Association
Virginia TR Section of Recreation and Parks Society
Virginia TR Section of Recreation and Parks Society
Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association
Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association, 410 Broadway Avenue East, #373
Seattle, WA  98102; Facebook
West Virginia TRA

West Virginia TRA (ATRA chapter)

  Wisconsin Therapeutic Recreation Society
  Wisconsin Therapeutic Recreation Association (WTRA)

Other TR Sites

  Mid-Eastern Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation
  NANI - Networking, Accessing Nippon (Japan) Information - Therapeutic Recreation
  North Carolina Board of Recreational Therapy Licensure
Southeast TR Symposium
Southeast TR Symposium
  Therapeutic Recreation Directory on Facebook

TR Student Organizations

Rec 4 Life Rec 4 Life Association of Temple University
For additions, corrections and deletions contact Charlie Dixon at charlie*


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