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"inTeRlink" is an on-line therapeutic recreation newsletter featuring links to articles on & related to recreation therapy and therapeutic recreation on the Internet. Send news items and links to Charlie Dixon at charlie * recreationtherapy.com (change * to @ before emailing).

Date shown on each article reflect the date link/item was added to this page and not necessary the date the article was written. It is quite possible that linked articles are no longer available.

11-2-11

Save the Date!  & Call for Presenters

OREGON STATE HOSPITAL ANNUAL SPRING TR FORUM

May 11, 2012
8:00AM TO 5:00PM

PLEASE CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS & INTEREST IN PRESENTING:
Shannon Wesson, CTRS       (503) 945-9974
Shannon.WESSON@dhs.oregon.gov

 

10-18-11

Call for Presentations

“Securing our Future in Health and Wellness”
      Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association
16th Annual Conference

June 13-15, 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA) is hosting its 16th Annual conference and Annual General Meeting at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel in Halifax.  Join us as we move from the 2011 theme “The Power in Process” to the 2012 theme “Securing Our Future in Health and Wellness”.

The 2012 Conference will include multiple pre-conference sessions, a day-long Educator’s Forum, a half-day Research Symposium, Poster Presentations and a multitude of general Education sessions.

Health care continues to be challenged to become more holistic, integrated, and preventive.  The trend has been to recognize wellness as a key component to the health of our community and the care of our citizens.  As we all are aware, Therapeutic Recreation / Recreation Therapy has an integral part in supporting health and wellness. However, many decision makers are not convinced of impact of therapeutic recreation / recreation therapy has on our citizens as it does in relation to other traditional and non-traditional healthcare and wellness providers.

This conference will focus on clarifying, demonstrating and illustrating the efficacy of Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy.  Join us in demonstrating how the processes of assessment, facilitation techniques, evaluation, research, documentation, evidenced based best practices, standards of practice, innovative programs and interventions, education / training and certification can verify our role in health and wellness.

 

NOTE:

Presenters are responsible for their own meals, accommodation, transportation, CEU fees, registration (at a reduced speaker rate) and submission of a PDF file of their presentation 14 days prior to the conference.   A current professional resume (maximum of one page) must be submitted along with the Application Form.  Failure to complete the Application Form in its entirety will render the application incomplete.

Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by Saturday November 19, 2011.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association’s Annual Conference.  Speakers will be notified by email in December 2011.

Please submit your proposal as a Microsoft Word attachment to:
CTRA 2012 Call for Presentations c/o Shelley Smith at CTRA2012programplanning@gmail.com

or mail your application to:

CTRA 2012 Call for Presentations, Attn: Shelley Smith, P.O. Box 8871 Station A, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M5
 

For further information please contact us by Email at CTRA2012@gmail.com or follow us on Facebook at CTRA Conference 2012

Call for Papers Application Form

 

 

10-18-11

2012 Therapeutic Recreation Institute
EDUCATIONAL SESSION PROPOSAL
Florida Recreation & Park Association
August 25 – August 27, 2012
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort ~ Orlando, Florida

Thank you again to everyone that participated in the 2011 TR Institute. We had an outstanding turnout of CTRSs from all over the country and some top notch educational sessions. With the tremendous success of this event we have decided to go ahead and do it again next year! We want to make it even bigger and better in 2012 but we can not do it without your help. Here is your chance to share your knowledge, to represent your department, to strengthen the field of Therapeutic Recreation, and for you to GET INVOLVED!

Please take some time to submit a session and be a part of next year's TR Institute. I have attached a copy of the program proposal for your review and/or you can follow this link: http://web.frpa.org/pdfs/profDev/Form_Program_Proposal_TRWorkshop.pdf

Here are some potential session idea's taken from the TR Institute evaluations to get your creative juices flowing:


Recreation therapy for people who have had lap band surgery, Innovative outpatient services in any area of recreation therapy treatment, Programs to reduce aggressive behaviors with children of special needs, Fund raising for TR programs, MDS 3.0 and Medicare Rules and Regs, Current trends in the field, Health and Wellness programs for people with disabilities, RT Assessment tools, Physical rehab: program ideas, CARF/Joint Commission, everyday barriers faced as a therapist and ways they are overcome, legal issues in TR/Inclusion, Mindfulness and meditation as RT treatment modalities, Safe transferring of individuals without equipment such as lifts, Partnering and collaborations between community and hospital RT programs, Developing a Therapeutic Drama Program, Transitioning from clinical settings to community recreation programs, How Hospitals and Community TR programs can work together to ensure a continuum of care (especially since hospital stays have been dramatically shortened), Couple/family sessions in TR, Use of the internet and social media to enhance RT programming, co treatment ideas/goals with PT, OT and SLP.
Please complete the form prior to November 1, 2011 and email to dawn.lewellyn@myclearwater.com or fax to 727-793-2328.

Thank you,

Dawn Lewellyn, CTRS & Cory Kapes, CTRS

 

YMCA of the Rockies honored with Raytheon Program Achievement Award for Military Retreats

Online PR News – 18-June-2011 –FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
YMCA of the Rockies
CONTACT: Martha Sortland

Project Sanctuary hosts four therapeutic retreats per year, each serving up to ten military families. In response to their waiting list of 580 families, Project Sanctuary plans to offer eight retreats at Snow Mountain Ranch in 2011. Staff and nearly 150 volunteers, offer professional counseling and family support services including classes focused on healthy marriage, finances and parenting.

YMCA of the Rockies scholarships half of the cost of these retreats and Project Sanctuary pays for the other half, allowing all retreats to be absolutely free of charge for service personnel and their families. Kent Meyer, President and CEO of YMCA of the Rockies, states “We are honored to provide a meaningful and life-changing service to hundreds of military family members through our partnership with Project Sanctuary. Together we support these deserving families that have sacrificed so much.”

YMCA of the Rockies has two properties and a dedicated summer camp in northern Colorado. Combined, the properties span over 6,000 acres and have helped families share memorable events and vacations for more than 100 years. YMCA of the Rockies’ properties offer hotel style lodges, multi-room vacation cabins, a yurt village, camp sites, cafes and dining halls, an indoor swimming pool, libraries, arts and crafts centers, a full-service Nordic center and cross-country ski trails, indoor and outdoor chapels, and more. An on-site Chaplain is available for additional services including baptisms, memorials, and weddings.

Project Sanctuary was founded in 2007 with the purpose of helping servicemen and women returning from deployments, and their families, through recreational therapy and family retreats. Between 2007 and 2010, 96 military families, have benefited from Project Sanctuary retreats.

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Dennis McCarthy: Flower man makes enthusiastic boom

By Dennis McCarthy, Columnist
Posted: 02/02/2011 06:15:51 PM PST

The flower man gets up at 5 a.m every morning, eats a light breakfast and watches some TV before heading out on his paper route.

After delivering the morning newspaper to his neighbors - other residents living at the lodge in the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills - 97-year-old Martin Seidman walks over to the country home's hospital.

He carries with him some cake or yogurt, handing out the treats with a joke or two.

"Martin doesn't go anywhere around here without passing out jokes he types on a sheet," says Susan Becht, a recreational therapy assistant.

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Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding Center 2

Posted on July 2, 2011 by Dave21

SpiritHorse Therapeutic provides free therapeutic horseback riding services to over 450 children and adults from ten counties in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex each week at our facilities in Corinth, just north of Dallas, Texas. We currently serve more children than any center in the world. We are unique in that SpiritHorse is the only large center in America that provides all private therapeutic horseback riding services free of charge in our six programs: Disabilities, Children who are Victims of Abuse/Violence, At-Risk-Youth, Battered Women, and Youth After-Drug Rehab. Our mission is, “To Assist Each Child with Special Needs in Reaching Their Full Potential through Interaction with Horses”. We also have as a mission: “A kind, rewarding home for older show horses and ponies, loving care, and proper burial on our ranch when they pass on.” More than 700 centers in the United States provide recreational therapy, typically in group lessons. A much smaller number provide hippotherapy which is provided by.... CLICK HERE FOR REST OF NEWS.

 

 

Veterans use bowling as recreation therapy in Salem
Activity means more than spares and strikes

By Meagan Farley
Published: January 07, 2011

SALEM, VA --

For many of us, it is just a simple game of bowling. However, for a group of veterans at the VA Hospital in Salem, it is a time to get out of the hospital and get down to some friendly competition.

Once a month, Ray Berkstresser and his buddies from VA building two, floor three, get to show off their bowling skills.

“To me it gets you away from sitting all day watching tv,” said Berkstresser.

A couple lanes down is Hodge, a navy veteran, who wasn’t too happy with his skills Thursday.

“This is pitiful,” he said.

Hodge shakes it off and isn't afraid to let everyone know he is having a great....

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Pet therapy brings joy to hospital's patients

By Joyce Tsai
Lowell Sun / July 3, 2011
http://www.boston.com/news/

TEWKSBURY, Mass.—It's Thursday morning at Tewksbury State Hospital, and patients are buzzing with excitement, already starting to line up.

Patients will sit and wait in the hallways, so as to catch a glimpse of one of their most cherished visitors, who has developed somewhat of a cult following at the hospital: Tucker, a little white cockapoo with floppy ears, has arrived to do "pet therapy," a gig he typically does once a week.

And he's so small and adorable that people can't help but stand up and take notice when he struts down the hospital ...

 

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Creates Videos to Help Those in Wheelchairs Regain Independence

Philadelphia, Pa— In 2010, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital received a grant from the Kessler Foundation to create a series of short videos that will show how wheelchair users can go about their daily routines and live life to the fullest.

The videos have been created.

On June 20, Magee released 4 videos on their website (MageeRehab.org /page.php?id=1180) and YouTube page (MageeRehab) called “A Day In The Life” which star former Magee patient Frankie LaMacchia showing—and explaining—how he overcomes obstacles and uses available services to get around, get through chores…

…and have fun.

Each video runs about 15 minutes and covers: Home Mobility—dressing, home management, bathing and personal hygiene, Kitchen Mobility—how to store groceries, kitchen safety from a wheelchair level, meal planning and preparation and actual cooking skills, Community Mobility—running errands, grocery shopping, using a taxi cab, using SEPTA public transportation, going out with friends and social engagement, Fitness—gym mobility, appropriate exercises that are beneficial to wheelchair users, and proper body mechanics.

The “A Day In The Life” videos were the brainchild of Magee recreational Therapist Anna Martin who was instrumental in their production.

By making the videos available free-of-charge through social media and their website, Magee is hoping the instruction provided in the videos—as well as the self-sufficiency theme—will help wheelchair users everywhere live the full, well-rounded lives they strive for.

The videos were produced by local video production company FlatWorld Media Productions. Locations around Philadelphia that generously allowed filming include The City of Philadelphia, SEPTA, Acme Supermarkets, The Sporting Club at the Bellevue, Diesel clothing, and El Vez.

CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS WANTED (6-25-11)

Oh great recreational therapist! We are going to ask you to do something and your first inclination may be to think of reasons why you can’t. What we would like is for you to share your therapeutic knowledge and talents with the world. Also, you’ll be able to tell your family you’re published!

Behavioral Health Protocols for Recreational Therapy was published sixteen years ago and we would like your help with a new and expanded second edition. We would be honored if you would submit one or more program protocols, targeted to meet the needs of children and adolescents, adults and older adults – with or without dementia.

Our plan includes receiving your protocols by August 30, 2011 and publication by Idyll Arbor later this year.

If you’re interested in being a part of this project - email us and we’ll send you the program protocol format, along with some samples. Contact Bob Krider at robert.krider@stelizabeth.com or Karen Grote at karen.grote@stelizabeth.com.


Feel free to forward this notice to others in the field that you respect and prize. There is a lot of good work being done out there – we RT’s are good at sharing (and borrowing) ideas for the betterment of our clients.

Please put your excuses aside and join this effort. All proceeds will be donated on behalf of the authors to the Recreational Therapy Foundation for the purpose of efficacy research.


Disability International Foundation
Grace Demmery Reynolds, DIF President
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 414-8715 Fax: (360) 577-1114
E-mail: friendofdif@comcast.net
Press Release --- April 4, 2011

Professor Emeritus John Arthur Nesbitt, Sr., Ed.D., Receives DIF "Lifetime Achievement Award" for National and International Leadership In Recreation and Rehabilitation For Disabled in the 20th Century

Longview, WA 98632 -- Grace Demmery Reynolds, President of the Disability International Foundation, has announced the presentation of the "DIF Lifetime Achievement Award for National and International Leadership In Recreation, Rehabilitation, and Vocational Rehabilitation For Disabled" to Professor Emeritus John Arthur Nesbitt, Sr., Ed.D. Reynolds said, "Professor Nesbitt has provided extraordinary leadership nationally as president and chair of national professional organizations; as adviser, panelist, coordinator, and project director for U.S. government grants; and, globally, in service with three international organizations serving over 50 nations, the United Nations and U.N. specialized agencies, councils, and organizations.

Professor Nesbitt has conducted global research, demonstration, and pre-service and in-service training on the development of play, recreation, and leisure, and on vocational rehabilitation for disabled children, youth, adults, and seniors and disadvantaged- minority poor.

Reynolds said that highlights of Professor Nesbitt global service include:
* "World Seminars on Special Recreation" conducted for the World Congress of the International Council on Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Manila, Philippines; and, the World Congress of the World Federation on Mental Health, Manila, Philippines.

* World Seminars on Vocational Rehabilitation in Berlin, Copenhagen, Manila, and Toronto; and, World Rehabilitation Congresses and Regional Rehabilitation Conferences in Copenhagen, Mexico City, New York City, and Wiesbaden.

* "International Exchange and In-service Training on Special Recreation for Disabled" in:
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China (Beijing and Cheng-du), Ecuador, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Tibet. Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam-Hanoi, and Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh.

* Advocacy writing by Professor Nesbitt's has included articles, papers, research reports, etc., on activity, camping, and recreation programs (adapted, special, and therapeutic) for disabled and deaf-blind, children, youth, adults, and seniors, refugees, and minority-poor as well as college students, commercial providers, legislation (Federal and state), human rights, and the United Nations and UN specialized agencies (UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCRefugees, ILO, WHO, etc.).

Advocacy, development, and organization work in which Professor Nesbitt has led includes:
* Founding President, Santa Clara County (CA) Recreation for Handicapped Association,
* President, National Therapeutic Recreation Society,
* Founding Recreation President, National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Handicapped,
* Chair, National Coalition on Recreation for Handicapped (AAHPER-AALR, NRPA-NTRS, SRI).
* Chair, Subcommittee on Recreation of the U.S. President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, and
* Founding President/CEO, Special Recreation for Disabled International.

Reynolds said, Disability International -- its President and Board of Director -- take great gratification in recognizing Professor Nesbitt's extraordinary contribution to the lives of millions of people with disabilities throughout America and the world, in the 20th Century and on into the 21st Century.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Nomination of John Arthur Nesbitt
ADDRESS:
Professor Emeritus John Arthur Nesbitt, Sr., Ed.D.
Oaknoll Retirement Residence, 1 Oaknoll Court, Apt. 322,
Iowa City, IA 52246 -- 319/466-3192 (319/351-1720) John-Nesbitt@uiowa.edu
www.globalvisionproject.org/

PART I SERVICE
1. Direct Service
Howe Summer Camp, Howe, Indiana
Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NY University-Bellevue Medical Center, NY, NY
2. International Service
Jaycees International, Miami Beach, Florida
World Commission on Vocational Rehabilitation of Rehabilitation International (RI), NY, NY
World Leisure Organization (formerly, International Recreation Association), NY, NY
Rehabilitation [of disabled] International (RI), NY, NY
3. Higher Education Service
San Jose State University
University of Iowa
PART II, ADVOCACY
Public Advocacy
Professional Advocacy
Federal and National Advocacy
International Advocacy (50 Nations, Territories)
International Board and Committee
International Special Recreation In-service Training
PART III, AWARDS, HONORS, CITATION, FELLOWSHIPS
Distinguished Service Honors
Literature and Research Honors
Memorial Awards
Meritorious Service Awards
Citations and Commendations
Fellowships and Scholarships
PART IV, PUBLICATIONS
Publications in ERIC
Papers on Special Recreation for Disabled (PSRD)
Other Publications
PART V, RESUME
Education
Military Service

ADDRESS:
Professor Emeritus John Arthur Nesbitt, Sr., Ed.D.
Oaknoll Retirement Residence, 1 Oaknoll Court, Apt. 322,
Iowa City, IA 52246 -- 319/466-3192 (319/351-1720) John-Nesbitt@uiowa.edu
www.globalvisionproject.org/

I. Professional Service
A. Direct Service
A.1. Assistant to the Director and Counselor, Howe Summer Camp, Howe, Indiana, 1951
B.2. Recreation Leader, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU-Bellevue Medical Center, NY, NY., 1960-61

B. International Service, 1957 to 1968
B.1. Program Director and Editor, JCI World, Jaycees International
(formerly Junior Chamber International),
65 JI Member Nations and Consultative Status with United Nations (ECOSOC, UNICEF, etc.), 1957-1960
Program Director, Commission Service Support (research and writing fact sheets, guides, manuals) for:
* Local Community Development.
* International Operation Friendship Program/Projects: Exchange of Art, Literature, People, Recordings, Stamps, etc., for example, 10,000 children's art renderings were exchanged between Japan and the USA.
* International Economic Development Program/Projects, for example, Directory of Jaycees Around the World Interested in International Trade.
* International Education and Youth Program/Projects: for example, Student Exchange, Home Hospitality, and Scholarships.
* Program Director, Tibetan Refugee Rehabilitation Program, (in 1960, $1.5 million dollars in food, clothing, housing, supplies, and vocational and literacy training).
* Program Director, International Hire the Handicapped Program.
* Editor, Jaycees International World, 125,000 circulation monthly, four languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
* Vice Chair, World Committee on Hire the Handicapped
* Staff, Jaycees World Congress, Minneapolis, 750 registrants
* Staff, Jaycees World Congress, Rio de Janeior, 500 registrants
* Participant, Jaycees World Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 500 registrants

B.2. Director, World Commission on Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation [of disabled]International, NY, NY, Research and Demonstration, funded by U.S. Rehabilitation Service Administration, RSA, 1961-1963
* 1962, Director, Manila, Pan Pacific Regional Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation of Rehabilitation International, Manila, 75 participants.
* Staff, 1962, Manila, Pan Pacific Regional Conference Rehabilitation of Disabled of Rehabilitation [of disabled] International, (medical, educational, social, vocational rehabilitation), 500 participants.
* Staff, 1962, Mexico City, Latin American Regional Conference on Rehabilitation of Disabled of Rehabilitation [of disabled] International (medical, educational, social, vocational rehabilitation) Mexico City, (all areas), 300 participants.
* Director, 1963 Copenhagen, World Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation International, Copenhagen, 75 participants.
* Staff, 1963 Copenhagen, World Congress of Rehabilitation [of disabled] International (medical, educational, social, vocational rehabilitation), Copenhagen, (recreational, vocational, social, research), 2000 participants.
* Director, 1966 Berlin, World Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation, Berlin, 75 participants.
* Staff, 1966 Weisbaden, World Congress of Rehabilitation [of disabled] Internationals, (medical, educational,recreational, research, social, vocational rehabilitation), 2000 participants.
* Director, 1968, Toronto, North American Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation (Workmen's Compensation) of Rehabilitation International, Toronto, 75 participants.
* Participant, 1980 Winnipeg, World Congress of Rehabilitation International, 2,000 participants.
* Papers Presented, 2000, Rio de Janeiro, World Congress of Rehabilitation International, (special/therapeutic recreation), 2000 participants

B.3. World Leisure Organization (formerly, International Recreation Association), Deputy Director General
25 Nations Represented, Consultative Status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, UNICEF, etc.), 1963-1964.
* Coordinator, Training of Latin America Community Park and Recreation Leaders.
* Coordinator, Training of Coaches and Athletes of Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Middle East for 1964 Olympics, Tokyo and for Community Park and Recreation Leadership.
* Deputy Director General, 1964 FIRST World Recreation Congress of the International Recreation Association (now World Leisure Organization), 500 participants, Osaka and Kyoto.

B.4. Rehabilitation [of disabled] International (formerly International Society for Rehabilitation of Disabled), Assistant Secretary General for Professional Programs and Editor, "International Rehabilitation Review,
75 RI Member Nations, Consultative Status with the United Nations (ECOSOC, ILO, UNICEF, UNRWA, WHO), 1965-68.
* Coordinator, International Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Technical Aids Services, Research and Demonstration Project, funded by U.S. RSA.
* Director, Development of National Rehabilitation Services, Research funded by U.S. RSA.
* Director, World Commission on Vocational Rehabilitation, Research funded by U.S. RSA.
* Coordinator, Recreation Services.
* Editor, International Rehabilitation Review, 7,500 circulation quarterly, languages: English, French, Japanese, Spanish
* Director, Pan Pacific Regional Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation, Manila
* Director, World Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation, Berlin
* Participant (recreation and vocational rehabilitation), 1960 World Rehabilitation Congress of Rehabilitation International, New York City.
* Participant, 1980 World Rehabilitate Congress, Winnipeg.
* Research: "United Nations Service Related to Recreation," Teachers College, Columbia University.

1957 to 1968, International Curriculum Design and In-Service Education
* 1958, Minneapolis, World Congress of Jaycees International, STAFF (commission system, managing local projects), 750 participants.
* 1959, Rio de Janeiro, World Congress of Jaycees International, STAFF (commission system, managing local projects), 750 participants.
* 1960 Paris, World Congress of Jaycees International, Paris, STAFF (commission system, managing local projects), 750 participants.
* 1961 San Juan, PR, World Congress of Jaycees Intrazonal, San Juan, Puerto Rico, PARTICIPANT, 750 participants.
* 1960 New York City, World Congress of Rehabilitation International, New York City, PARTICIPANT (recreational and vocational rehabilitation service), 2000 participants.
* 1962 Manila, Pan Pacific Regional Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation of Rehabilitation International, Manila, DIRECTOR, 75 participants.
* 1962 Manila, Pan Pacific Regional Conference Rehabilitation of Disabled of Rehabilitation International, Manila, STAFF (all areas), 500 participants.
* 1962 Mexico City, Latin American Regional Conference on Rehabilitation of Disabled of Rehabilitation International, Mexico City, STAFF (all areas), 300 participants.
* 1963 Copenhagen, World Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation of Rehabilitation International, Copenhagen, Director, 75 participants.
* 1963 Copenhagen, World Congress of Rehabilitation International, Copenhagen, STAFF (recreational, vocational, social, research), 2000 participants.
* 1964 Osaka and Kyoto, FIRST World Recreation Congress of World Leisure Organization (formerly International Recreation Association, DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, 500 participants.
* 1966 Berlin, World Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation, Berlin, DIRECTOR, 75 participants.
* 1966 Weisbaden, World Congress of Disabled of Rehabilitation Internationals, STAFF (recreational, vocational, social, research), 2000 participants.
* 1968 Toronto, North American Seminar on Vocational Rehabilitation (Workdman's Compensation) of Rehabilitation International, Toronto, DIRECTOR, 75 participants.
* 1980 Winnipeg, World Congress of Rehabilitation International, PARTICIPANT, 2000 participants.
* 2000, Rio de Janeiro, World Congress of Rehabilitation International, PRESENTER (special/therapeutic recreation), 2000 participants.

C. Higher Education Service, 1968 to the Present
C.1. San Jose State University
* Associate Professor and Director, Rehabilitation Services, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, 400 undergraduate and 25 graduate students
* Director, M.S. Pre-Service Training Program in Therapeutic Recreation for Adults with Disabilities Funded by the U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration;
* Director, M.S. Pre-Service Training Program in Recreation for K-1 2 Children and Youth with Disability Funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education;
* Director, SJS University Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies;
* Director, Research funded by the San Jose State University Foundation.
No. 1, Guidelines for Community Recreation Service for Minority-Poor;
No. 2. Guidelines for Community Recreation Service for People with Disabilities; and,
No. 3. Survey of National Arts and Recreation Professional Associations Serving People with Disabilities.

C.2. University of Iowa
* Professor, Chair, and Professor Emeritus, Recreation Education/ Therapeutic Recreation Program: from 0 to 5 tenured faculty, from 100 to 200 undergraduate and 35 graduate students; 5 FTE support staff, achieved National Curriculum Accreditation; and, served on UIowa Committees on Outdoor Recreation MacBride Field Campus, Performing Arts Theater Program, Friends of Museum of Art, etc.; and, Dept. Admissions, Thesis, etc.
* Director, National Institute on Play and Recreation for Deaf-Blind Children, Youth, and Adults, Funded by U.S. Bureau of Education for the Handicapped; .
* Director, National Institute on Community Special (adapted) Recreation for People with Disabilities, Funded by U.S. Bureau of Education for the Handicapped;
* Director, CARI: Cultural and Recreation In Iowa Community Services Development, Funded by U.S. Dept. of Education;
* Director, BA, MA, Doctorate Training in Therapeutic Recreation Service for Handicapped Children and Adults, Funded by U.S. Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (competitive grant renewals for 13 years).

Professional and Public Advocacy and Leadership
* Founding President, Santa Clara County (CA) Recreation for the Handicapped Association.
* National President, National Therapeutic Recreation Society.
* Founding National Recreation President, National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreating for Individuals with Disabilities.
* Chair, Recreation for Handicapped Advocacy Coalition (NTRS, SRI, NCPERH, and ARC) 1968.
* Founding President/CEO, Special Recreation for disABLED International, Inc.

Federal
* Chair, Subcommittee on Recreation, U.S. President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
* Member, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare "National Advisory Committee on Physical Education and Recreation for Children and Youth with Disabilities" (developed guidelines for evaluation of research, demonstration, and training applications for $25,000,000 in Federal Grants from 1968 to 2000)
* Panelist, U.S. Rehabilitation Services Administration, Evaluation of Grant Applications for Research, Demonstration and Training in Recreation for Disabled Adults
* Panelist, U.S. Office of Special Education, Evaluation of Grant Applications for Research, Demonstration, and Training in Physical Education, Arts, and Recreation for Handicapped Children and Adults

International (50 nations, territories) Advocacy, Consultation, Observation, Research, and Training in:
Asia: China, Hong Kong, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Tibet.
Caribbean and Central America: Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico.
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales.
Middle East: Egypt, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey.
North Africa: Algiers, Morocco.
North America: Canada (3 provinces), United States (40 states), Mexico (5 states and D.F.).
South America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela.
Southeast Asia: India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam-North-Hanoi, and Vietnam-South-Ho Chi Minh.

International Board and Committee
* Board Member, International Federation for Adapted Physical Activity, Quebec, Canada; and,
* Member, Recreation Committee, Rehabilitation [of people with disabilities] International, NY, NY.

International Special Recreation In-Service Training
* Director, World Seminar on Special Recreation for Disabled, Congress of the International Council on Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Manila, Philippines.
* Director, World Seminar on Special Recreation for Disabled, World Congress of the World Federation on Mental Health, Manila, Philippines.
* Director, International Exchange and Training in Special Recreation for Disabled Tours:
No. 1: 1998: China-Chengdu, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam (No-Hanoi and So-Ho Chi Mihn);
No. 2: 1999: China-Beijing, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, and Tibet;
No. 3: 2004: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela; and,
No. 4: Pending: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia.

PART V, RESUME
Education
1951, H.S. Dip., Howe School, College Preparatory; and, U.S. Army Jr. ROTC Certificate; Howe, Indiana.
1952, Olivet College, Philosophy Major, Olivet, Michigan.
1955, B.A., Michigan State University, Journalism; and, U.S. Air Force Sr. ROTC Certificate, E. Lansing, MI.
1968, M.A., Columbia University, Teachers College, Therapeutic Recreation, New York.
1968, Ed.D., Columbia University, Teachers College, Recreation Education, New York.

Military
1955, Commissioned 2nd Lt., USAF, Flying Status, ACT, Lackland, Spence, and Laughin AFBases; and,
1956, Promoted to 1st Lt., Asst. Base Information Officer, SAC, Homestead AFB, Homestead, Fla.
1976, Promoted to Major, USAF Reserve and Honorable Discharge/Retirement.

Honors and Awards
Distinguished Service Honors
*--"Distinguished Service Award," Iowa Governor's Committee on Disabled, Des Moines, Iowa.
*--"Distinguished Service Award," National Therapeutic Recreation Society, National Park and Recreation Association, Wash, DC.
*--"Distinguished Service Award," U.S. President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, Wash,DC.
*--"Phoenix Award for Distinguished Services," Breakthrough International, Ottawa, IL.
*--"Distinguished Alumnus Award," Board of Trustees, Howe School, Howe, IN.

Literature and Research Honors
*--"Literature Award," National Parks and Recreation Fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon (book: "Recreation and Leisure Service for Disadvantaged [minority -poor], Guidelines to Program Development and Related Readings, Nesbitt, Brown, Murphy, " Pub. by Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia.
*--"National Scholarly Achievement Award," National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Handicapped, Wash-DC.

Memorial Awards
*--"Sevier-McCahill Award" [international service to disabled], Disability International Foundation, Longview, WA.
*--"Tommy Wilson Award" [service to disabled youth], American Leisure and Recreation Association, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Wash-DC.

Meritorious Service Awards
*--"Meritorious Service Award," Jaycees International, Miami Beach, FL.
*--"One Of A Kind Award," U.S. People to People Committee on Disability, Wash-DC.
*--"Torch of Gold Award," National Boy Scouts of America (Service on the National Advisory Committee on Scouting for the Handicapped), TX.

Citations and Commendations
*--"Appreciation Award," Philippines Foundation for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Manila, The Philippines.
*--"Citation," People to People Committee on Disability, Wash-DC.
*--"Citation," U.S. President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, Wash-DC.
*--"Commendation Letter, BSA Explorer Encampment, Homestead AFB, USAF, Homestead, FL.
*--"Commendation," Norman Y. Maneta, Mayor of San Jose, CA.
*--"Commendation," Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, CA.
*--"Service to Disabled Certificate of Appreciation," University of Iowa Office of Disabled Student Services, Presented by the University of Iowa President.
*--"Special Recognition Award," Alumni Association, Howe Military School, Howe, IN.
*--"Testimonial Award," Junior Chamber International, Miami Beach, FL.

Fellowships and Scholarships
*--"Fellowship for Master of Arts in Recreation for the Ill, Convalescent, and Handicapped," Avalon Foundation and National Recreation and Parks Association.
*--"Athletic Scholarship," Olivet College, Olivet, MI.
*--"Wakonse Fellowship [Senior Faculty]," Kellogg Foundation and University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Publications:
"John A. Nesbitt's Selected Publications from Articles, Conference Reports, Documents,
National Institutes, Papers, and Reports, Total Pages: 77,992 pp., as of October 2007.

Publications (Google the ERIC ED Numbers (Educational Resources Information Center) to read documents, for example, "ED 168-277"
National Institute on Community Special Recreation (CSR) for disABLED, Edited/Compiled by John A. Nesbitt and Others
* New Concepts and New Processes in Special Recreation for disABLED, 178 pp., ERIC ED 168-277
* Model Special Recreation for disABLED Services, 498 pp., ED 168-278
* Papers on New Models of Community or Special Recreation for disABLED, 354 pp., ERIC ED 168-279
* Federal Funding for Special Recreation for disABLED, 86 pp., ED 168-280
* Leisure Fulfillment and the White House Conference on Handicapped, 26 pp., ERIC ED 143-176
* Educating the Handicapped Child for Leisure Fulfillment, 139 pp., ERIC ED 154-593
* Special Recreation for disABLED in Rural Areas, 189 pp., ERIC ED 168-281
* Newsletters of the National Institute on Special Recreation for disABLED, 211 pp., . ///////// //////// 1168-281
[NOTE: Newsletters was Succeeded by Special Recreation Digest, edited by Prof. John A. Nesbitt, Editor, six volumes, 1,920 pp.]
* Information Sources on Special Recreation, 213 pp., ERIC ED 168-284
[NOTE: Succeeded by Compendium of 1,500 Resources for Special Recreation for disABLED, edited by Professor John A. Nesbitt, 353 pp.]
* Report of the National Institute on Special Recreation for disABLED, and Appendices, 231 pp., ERIC ED 168-284

National Institute on Recreation for Deaf-Blind, edited/compiled by John A. Nesbitt & Others
* National Institute on Special Recreation for Deaf-Blind, 466 pp., ERIC ED 113-900
* Play, Recreation and Leisure for People Who Are Deaf-Blind, 49 pp. ERIC ED 133-981

Papers on Special Recreation (PSR) for disABLED by John A. Nesbitt (Available ERIC: Educational Resource Information Center by Googling "ED" call numbers:
* Advocacy -- Professional Advocacy in Physical Education and Recreation for Handicapped Children, by John A. Nesbitt, 81 pp., ERIC ED 168-285 (annual report of the Founding Recreation President of the National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities, Inc.).
* Children -- Special Recreation -- Bridge to Mainstreaming [for handicapped children], by John A. Nesbitt, 11 pp. ERIC ED 177-752.
* College Students -- Special Recreation for disABLED College/University Students, by Prof. John A. Nesbitt, Dr. Bill C. Snider, and Ms. Sharon Van Meter, 61 pp., ERIC ED 191-195/
* Commercial -- Expanding Commercial Horizons in Special Recreation for disABLED, 29 pp., ERIC ED 176-449 [NOTE: Succeeded by International Directory of 343 Recreation-Oriented Assistive Device Sources, by John Nesbitt and others, 259 pp., published by Special Recreation for disABLED, Inc.]
* Legislation USA -- Recreation Authorized in Federal Rehabilitation Rules "vocational rehabilitation and independent living ... Recreation, the Fifth Dimension of Rehabilitation: medical, educational, social, vocational, recreational", by John A. Nesbitt, 28 pp., ERIC ED 195-081. [Reports the actual inclusion of the word recreation in the U.S. definition of rehabilitation in the U.S. Federal Register; author John Nesbitt drafted the definition.]
* Human Rights -- Notes on Human and Civil Rights of disABLED to Recreation, by Prof. John A. Nesbitt, 8 pp. ERIC ED 195-082.
* Minority-Poor -- Recreation & Leisure Service for Disadvantaged [minority-poor]; Guidelines to Program Development and Related Readings by John A. Nesbitt, Paul Brown, and James Murphy, 2 pp. ERIC ED 168-607
[NOTE: This ERIC item is a 2 page review of the 593 pp. book, publisher: Lea and Febiger, Philadelphia.]

Selected Other Publications (author, editor, senior editor, webmaster)
* John A. Nesbitt. An Analysis of United Nations Service Related to Recreation, 317 pp. Available through University of Iowa "Interlibrary Loan; or, University of Michigan, Interlibrary loan; or, reprint copies available from University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Reprint permission available upon request per author.
* Compendium of 1,500 Recreation Resources for People Who Are Disabled [US and British Isles], 300 pp.
* Global Vision of Recreation and Rehabilitation for People with Disabilities in the 21st Century, 75 articles, 300 pp. www.globalvisionproject.org/ ;
* International Directory of [353] Recreation-Oriented Assistive Device Sources, 259 pp.
* International Rehabilitation Review, two volumes, 128 pp., English, French, Japanese, Spanish.
* Jaycees International World, three volumes, 260 pp., English, French, Japanese, Spanish.
* Journal of Iowa Parks and Recreation, two volumes, 125 pp. * National Institute on Special Recreation for Deaf-Blind, 466 pp.
* Play, Recreation and Leisure for People Who Are Deaf-Blind, monographs, 49 pp.
* Recreation and Leisure Service for Disadvantaged [minority, minority-poor), pub. by Lea and Febiger, 593 pp.;
* Special Recreation Digest, six volumes, 1,920 pp.;
* Training Needs and Strategies in Camping for the Handicapped, John A. Nesbitt and Curtis Hansen, 241 pp.;
* Therapeutic Recreation Journal, three volumes, 480 pp.
* World Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Research Report, 139 pp.

IV. Resume
Education
1951, H.S. Dip., Howe School, College Preparatory; and, U.S. Army Jr. ROTC Certificate; Howe, Indiana.

1952, Olivet College, Philosophy Major, Olivet, Michigan.
1955, B.A., Michigan State University, Journalism; and, U.S. Air Force Sr. ROTC Certificate, E. Lansing, MI.
1968, M.A., Columbia University, Teachers College, Therapeutic Recreation, New York.
1968, Ed.D., Columbia University, Teachers College, Recreation Education, New York.

Military
1955, Commissioned 2nd Lt., USAF, Flying Status, ACT, Lackland, Spence, and Laughin AFBases; and,
1956, Promoted to 1st Lt., Asst. Base Information Officer, SAC, Homestead AFB, Homestead, Fla.
1976, Promoted to Major, USAF Reserve and Honorable Discharge/Retirement.

ADDRESS: Professor Emeritus John Arthur Nesbitt, Sr., Ed.D.
Oaknoll Retirement Residence, 1 Oaknoll Court, Apt. 322,
Iowa City, IA 52246 -- 319/466-3192 (319/351-1720) John-Nesbitt@uiowa.edu
www.globalvisionproject.org/

Therapeutic Recreation is cited in the following US government publication:

My Future, My Way:
How to Go, How to Pay
A Workbook for Students in Middle and Junior High Schools

 



 

 

 

 

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