American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Policy & Legislation

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

ATRA CARF Committee

To continually enhance the members’ understanding of CARF and to maintain a professional relationship with CARF in order to monitor standards development and actively participate in standards review.

Direction Statement from the Board of Directors 

Continue to advocate for the profession to the CARF Board and International Advisory Council and provide updates regarding new professional developments. Develop and implement a process to incorporate treatment networks in standards review as necessary and continue to educate members about CARF standards as they relate to practice.  Broadcast the benefits our members receive as a result of ATRA’s CARF involvement.  Publish one article in the newsletter.

Committee Chair

Mary Lou Schilling


To learn more about CARF, visit the CARF website

This page is a work in progress. Please re-visit. If you have questions about CARF, please contact the committee chair.


Summer 2017