We don't think challenges should keep one from living their dreams either.
At Strive Recreational Therapy Services, we are committed to enhancing quality of life. Strive provides groups and individuals with recreational therapy opportunities within their own community. Strive serves those injured in an auto accidents, injured in a work-related accident, and anyone with a disability. Our services also greatly benefit the geriatric population, students requiring Individualized Education Plans, wounded veterans and organizations and businesses looking to increase their services to those with disabilities. Strive truly helps bridge the gap between the hospital setting to their home and community.
Strive helps to advocate for individuals with disabilities as well as implement programs of interest, provide consultation and independently contract Recreational Therapists throughout Michigan. Both Strive Recreational Therapy Services and Strive Inc., it's non profit counterpart have been successfully running since 2003. We continue to offer many programs and services that are often lost once a patient returns home with their injury.
Adaptive Sports and Recreation Promote Resilience and Reintegration
Written by Administrator
Friday, 28 February 2014 14:53
Written by Rory A. Cooper PhD
ABSTRACT Sports and fitness are an integral component of the lives of military service-members and are ingrained in the military culture. When a service-members becomes severely wounded, it requires adjusting to a new perception of self as well as altered relationships with others. The building of resilience and successful reintegration, whether remaining in the military or transitioning to civilian life, requires developing physical and psychological adaptive strategies. Sports and recreation are tools that can be very effective in promoting physical and mental health, and for building healthy relationships. While, military and veteran treatment facilities have used sports and recreation to promote rehabilitation and reintegration for nearly 100 years; the scientific evidence has only recently started to accumulate that suggest the benefits and support guidance for program development..
Written By Matt Gold, CTRS reprinted with permission from NEW YORK CITYVOICES - All rights reserved.
Recreation Therapy, also referred to as Therapeutic Recreation, is a treatment modality that utilizes recreation and leisure services to assist people with disabling conditions, including people with mental illness. The goal of Recreation Therapy is to "restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability" (American Therapeutic Recreation Association, 1987). There are several models of practice for recreation therapy, but all see functional independence as the ultimate outcome of treatment. Recreation therapy was recently recognized as the Allied Health Profession of the Month for July, 2004, by the Health Professions Network.
RT in the School System: Identified as Top Priority for Transitioning Youth with Disabilities
Written by Tripe
Sunday, 02 February 2014 22:51
Heather R. Porter, Ph.D., CTRS Assistant Professor • Temple University Taken from ATRA Newsletter Fall/Winter 2013
In an effort to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work of youth with disabilities, and to provide ideas on how to improve their transition outcomes (into post-secondary education, work, and independent living), an open online public call for comments was initiated by the Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) in May of 2013. The call was distributed to policymakers, service providers, advocates, youth with disabilities, and others. Dr. Heather Porter at Temple University received the call and posted the below comment in the online forum. The call was also posted on the ATRA list serve and an email chain was initiated to garner additional support for call:
Financial Resources for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries
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Friday, 06 December 2013 16:37
More often than not individuals and families with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) find it hard to make ends meet. The day to day expenses associated with disability are much greater than what an average household might make. Throughout the United States many foundations, nonprofits and charities exist to help ease the financial burden that so often comes along with a Spinal Cord Injury. Below we have highlighted a number of financial resources and grants available to individuals with a SCI. Additionally we have listed a number of scholarships for students with a SCI. Some of these are open to people with a variety of injuries/disabilities, however, the majority listed are specific to SCI. Please contact our office should you need any assistance or more information on any of the opportunities listed in this article.