Welcome to ILRTA
The Illinois Recreational Therapy Association (ILRTA) is a state membership organization representing the interests and needs of recreational therapists. ILRTA is a chapter of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) and an affiliate member of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).
Thank you for a successful 2018 conference!
Save the Date!
November 4-5, 2019
DoubleTree Hotel Chicago/Alsip
5000 W. 127th Street
Alsip, IL 60803
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What is a Recreational Therapist?
Recreational therapists use recreational therapy interventions for improved functioning of individuals with illness or disabling conditions. A qualified recreational therapist is someone who is nationally certified as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), usually referred to as Recreational Therapists. Qualified professionals are certified through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
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