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As we celebrate Recreation Therapy Month, it’s important to shine a spotlight on the organizations and individuals who are making a significant impact on the lives of people through recreational therapy. This month is a time to acknowledge the valuable contributions of these dedicated professionals and the meaningful programs they provide.

We have curated a list of outstanding organizations and individuals who are champions in the field of recreational therapy. These entities are committed to enhancing the well-being and quality of life for individuals through innovative and personalized recreational therapy initiatives.

1. **ATRA (American Therapeutic Recreation Association)**: ATRA is dedicated to advancing the professional interests of recreational therapists. By providing resources and opportunities for professional growth, ATRA supports the delivery of quality recreational therapy services.

2. **NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification)**: NCTRC sets the standard for certification in the field of recreational therapy. Their rigorous certification process ensures that individuals meet the highest standards of competence and ethical practice.

3. **Strive**: Strive is dedicated to promoting inclusivity and accessibility through recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to creating opportunities for all individuals to engage in meaningful recreational activities is truly commendable.

4. **Rec2connect**: Rec2connect is known for its innovative approach to recreational therapy, focusing on personalized and holistic support for individuals with diverse needs. Their dedication to individualized care sets them apart as a leader in the field.

5. **Brenda Hart**: Brenda Hart’s passion for recreational therapy shines through her impactful work. Her expertise and dedication to enhancing the lives of others through recreational therapy are truly inspiring.

6. **New Horizons**: New Horizons is committed to providing transformative recreational therapy programs that empower individuals to achieve their full potential. Their comprehensive approach to therapeutic recreation has a profound impact on the lives of those they serve.

7. **Rec and Roll**: Rec and Roll brings joy and empowerment through recreational therapy initiatives. Their dynamic programs and commitment to promoting social engagement make a meaningful difference in the lives of participants.

8. **Rec Out Loud**: Rec Out Loud advocates for the importance of recreational therapy through engaging and informative content. Their dedication to raising awareness about the benefits of recreational therapy is invaluable.

9. **Geri Olympics**: Geri Olympics celebrates the vitality and spirit of older adults through engaging recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to promoting active aging is truly uplifting.

10. **Sown in Grace**: Sown in Grace cultivates a nurturing environment through recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to fostering meaningful connections and holistic well-being is truly commendable.

11. **Jasmine’s Beat**: Jasmine’s Beat offers inspiring and impactful recreational therapy initiatives. Their dedication to using the power of music and movement to enrich lives is truly remarkable.

12. **Rec with Laura**: Rec with Laura’s engaging and compassionate approach to recreational therapy creates a supportive and empowering environment for participants. Laura’s commitment to uplifting individuals through recreation is truly inspiring.

13. **Pure Abilities**: Pure Abilities focuses on empowering individuals of all abilities through personalized recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to inclusivity and empowerment is truly commendable.

14. **Live_inspire_Rt**: Live_inspire_Rt creates a platform for sharing the transformative power of recreational therapy. Through their impactful content, they inspire and educate others about the profound benefits of therapeutic recreation.

15. **Tracey Fitzgerald**: Tracey Fitzgerald’s dedication to recreational therapy shines through her impactful work. Her expertise and commitment to enhancing the lives of others through recreation are truly commendable.

16. **Adventures Unbound**: Adventures Unbound creates opportunities for individuals to experience the joys of outdoor recreational therapy. Their dedication to promoting adventure and exploration is truly inspiring.

17. **Play it for Seniors**: Play it for Seniors focuses on bringing joy and engagement to the lives of older adults through recreational therapy initiatives. Their commitment to enriching the lives of seniors through play is truly uplifting.

18. **MyRecreationTherapist**: MyRecreationTherapist is committed to providing resources and support for recreational therapists and individuals seeking recreational therapy services. Their dedication to connecting individuals with valuable recreational therapy resources is truly valuable.

19. **RiseShineNJ Printables**: RiseShineNJ Printables creates engaging and therapeutic resources to support recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to enhancing the therapeutic experience through creative materials is truly commendable.

20. **Connect through Leisure**: Connect through Leisure fosters connections and meaningful experiences through recreational therapy. Their commitment to promoting social connection and well-being through leisure activities is truly inspiring.

21. **12 Steps to Sober Leisure**: 12 Steps to Sober Leisure provides valuable resources and support for individuals seeking sober leisure activities. Their dedication to supporting individuals in their journey to wellness is truly commendable.

22. **Jimmy’s Old Time Radio Show**: Jimmy’s Old Time Radio Show brings joy and nostalgia through recreational therapy initiatives. Their commitment to using the power of music and storytelling to uplift individuals is truly remarkable.

23. **Recreation Therapy’s Corner**: Recreation Therapy’s Corner is a valuable resource for information and insights into the world of recreational therapy. Their dedication to sharing knowledge and expertise in the field is truly commendable.

24. **Step Up to Social Connection**: Step Up to Social Connection promotes the importance of social engagement and connection through recreational therapy. Their dedication to fostering meaningful relationships is truly uplifting.

25. **Flourish Recreational Therapy**: Flourish Recreational Therapy creates opportunities for individuals to thrive and grow through engaging recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to promoting holistic well-being and growth is truly inspiring.

26. **Stephanie Lynn’s Activities**: Stephanie Lynn’s Activities offers creative and engaging recreational therapy initiatives. Her dedication to uplifting individuals through meaningful activities is truly commendable.

27. **Advanced Therapeutic Solutions**: Advanced Therapeutic Solutions provides comprehensive and impactful recreational therapy programs. Their commitment to promoting healing and empowerment through recreation is truly remarkable.

28. **The Art of Glass with Janea Polish**: The Art of Glass with Janea Polish harnesses the therapeutic benefits of art and creativity through recreational therapy. Their dedication to using artistic expression to enhance well-being is truly inspiring.

29. **The Recreational Therapy Chronicles**: The Recreational Therapy Chronicles offers valuable insights and stories that celebrate the transformative power of recreational therapy. Their dedication to highlighting the impact of therapeutic recreation is truly commendable.

30. **Indiana University – Rec Therapy Videos**: Indiana University’s Rec Therapy Videos provide valuable educational resources and insights into the world of recreational therapy. Their dedication to sharing knowledge and expertise in the field is truly valuable.

31. **Tori DeFazio’s RecreationalTherapyMemes**: Tori DeFazio’s RecreationalTherapyMemes adds a touch of humor and positivity to the world of recreational therapy. Her creative and lighthearted approach to promoting the field is truly uplifting.

During Recreation Therapy Month and beyond, let’s take the time to acknowledge and support these incredible organizations and individuals who are dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through recreational therapy. Their passion, innovation, and commitment to promoting well-being and empowerment truly make a difference in the world of therapeutic recreation.