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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). 

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Call for Presentations: ILRTA Conference 2018

**Deadline: June 15, 2018**

ILRTA is seeking sessions for the ILRTA Conference 2018 addressing new treatment interventions and programs, services across the continuum (community to residential based), evidence based practice, public policy and topics on specific practice areas in recreational therapy.

Educational sessions are presented in individual concurrent time slots, selected from proposals submitted in response to this Call for Presentations. Session time slots can be either 60, 90 or 180 minutes.

DOWNLOAD: Call for Presentations: ILRTA Conference 2018 [Word, 3 pages]

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).

Survey: ILRTA CTRS Internship Sites

The ILRTA is preparing a resource of CTRS eligible internship sites. The intent is to place this information on the ILRTA website for students and professionals planning internships. If your agency offers CTRS eligible internships, please take the 3-5 minutes to fill out this quick survey.

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