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Sunday, April 3, 2016

TR with students by Maggie Whaley

Maggie Whaley provided a session titled: Conversation Café’: Exploring therapeutic recreation with students on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at the Great Lakes Recreational Therapy Student Conference.

Maggie is great. She donates her own time to serve at the Student Chair of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). That is really great of you. Also: it is evident that being a member of ATRA also means that she is donating money to our profession/ professional association as evidenced by paying her annual membership dues.

She had the members break down in small groups of three or four.
Groups received a large sheet of paper (like a giant stick-it –note) with instruction to draw/ write/ create answers to several questions:
Regarding how people with various abilities are perceived.
What RT can do to advocate.

It appears that there are many wonderful ideas coming from this.

I feel confident that some neat promotional efforts are going to be the result of the student committee.
Those students will be tomorrow’s leaders of ATRA and our profession.
ATRA has a blog (including a student blog).
I, Danny P. have viewed the student blog a few times and posted feedback and comments.

Get involved. Join ATRA. Participate. Give back. 

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