The Therapeutic Recreation Services program provides professional community-based therapeutic swimming and recreational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities in Southern Maine. The program has provided services to area residents since 1974 and is committed to providing quality services to participants with varying abilities at a reasonable cost in the least restrictive environment.
Its mission is focused on promoting independent skill acquisition and inclusion within the recreation department programs and community settings. Professional services include assessing leisure and recreation needs of current and potential participants; collaborating with area schools and providers through service contracts; establishing partnerships with area colleagues and universities for student career training in allied health professions; providing internships for therapeutic recreation majors; and offering training and in-service education for community recreation providers.
Programs are designed by qualified professionals who hold certifications in therapeutic recreation and special education. All professional and para-professional staff are authorized Water Safety Instructors and Lifeguards, and hold certification in First Aid, CPR and AED training.