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National Recreation Therapy Organizations

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, Bob Riley, NCTRC Executive Directory, 7 Elmwood Drive New City, New York 10956, (845) 639-1439, Fax 845-639-1471, Email nctrc*

Regional and State Recreation Therapy Organizations

Arizona State TRA, 3131 E. Thunderbird Road #8, Phoenix, AZ  85032, Delinda Carr
Arkansas TRS (ATRA chapter), Cheryl Frazier, (501) 340-3852
California Parks & Recreation TR Section
Cincinnati/Dayton RTA (ATRA chapter), Louis Long. LouisPLong*, CDARTA facebook site
Connecticut Association of Therapeutic Recreation Directors, Inc.
Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association - TR Section
Georgia Recreation and Parks Association - TR Section
Georgia TRA (ATRA chapter), Mallory Harwood, (404) 971-4672
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 (ATRA), Jim Ebel, 319-421-1441
Kansas TRS
Maryland TR Branch
Michigan TRA (ATRA chapter), Gregg Dionne, Bubbagbd* MTRA's Facebook Site
Michigan RPA - TR Section
Minnesota TR Section of MRPA
New Jersey/Easter Pennsylvania Chapter (ATRA chapter), Brenda Hart, (215)794-5754
New York State TRA, email nystra*
North Carolina RTA - NCRTA - facebook site

North Carolina RPA-TR Section
Northern Rockies Recreation Therapy Association
Oklahoma- TRAO (ATRA chapter), Amy Whitmarsh MS/CTRS, amylw*
Pacific NorthWest Chapter (ATRA chapter), Karen Wertheimer, (503) 257-3294
Pennsylvania TRS
South Dakota TR Branch
TR Branch of Texas RPA
Utah RTA, PO Box 521023, SLC 84152; Fran Wilby
Virginia Therapeutic Recreation Association
Virginia TR Section of Recreation and Parks Society
Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association, 410 Broadway Avenue East, #373
Seattle, WA  98102; Facebook
West Virginia TRA (ATRA chapter)

Wisconsin Therapeutic Recreation Society




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