International Recreational Therapy Month and Call for Papers


Many of us continue to work hard at providing services to our students and schools that we work for.  It is the spring semester and it’s almost Valentine’s Day!  Let me share with you some updated information regarding the ATRA Schools Section.

  • Fellow Recreation Therapists, February is International RT month.  So, let’s all celebrate the great opportunities we have as Recreation Therapists.  If you have any special ways you are celebrating RT month, please share with the rest of us.
  • The Annual Conference is right around the corner in Orlando, Florida.  The call for papers deadline is fast approaching.  February 20th is the deadline!  We have had great representation at our last couple conferences, and want to continue that trend.  So many of you have incredible experiences and information to share.  Please take this opportunity to present a presentation proposal and help support the growth of RT in the schools.  We Need You!
  • ATRA is encouraging students to visit the ATRA Student Facebook page.  It’s a great way to connect, network and gain resources.  Here’s the link:
  • We want you to be on the lookout for a Schools Section Survey from Survey Monkey.  The focus is on identifying top modalities of practice in you setting and proposals for dates/times of an upcoming Open Mic Night (this is opportunity to share ideas and resources we all use).  It will only take a few minutes to fill out.

So, join in these opportunities to share and make a difference!  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heidi Hunter or Tom House at

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