Therapeutic Recreation is:

  • A service that offers treatment, education, and recreation participation to enable children/youth with physical, cognitive, emotional and/or social limitations to acquire and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • A service that supports children, youth and their families to access, enjoy and participate fully in leisure activities and increase independence.

 

Therapeutic Recreation services include:

  • Individual recreation assessments and consultations
  • Therapeutic intervention groups to support leisure skill development
  • Parent workshops on accessing recreational programs, camps and supports
  • Tips and resources for getting involved in community recreational opportunities
  • Assistance in accessing community recreational partnership programs
  • Assistance in finding ways to enjoy meaningful leisure time

 

Benefits of Therapeutic Recreation:

  • Increase self-esteem
  • Improve Physical fitness
  • Make friends and build relationships
  • Increase ability to make choices
  • Include healthy leisure activity into a balance lifestyle

 

Referral to Therapeutic Recreation services:

  • Call: One Kids Place 1-866-626-9100   You will be given a date and time for a full intake from OKP Central Intake Service
  • Online: Download the Referral Form and mail or fax to One Kids Place
  • Third party referrals with parent permission are accepted

 

Therapeutic Recreation PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • Children and Youth aged 0-19 who reside in the Districts of Muskoka, Nipissing and Parry Sound
  • Children/youth must be receiving a therapy service at One Kids Place