There are two national organizations strictly devoted to TR and the issues it faces. The American Therapeutic Recreation Association
and the National Therapeutic Recreation Society
, a branch of the National Recreation and Park Association, support advancement of the profession and encourage professional development of their members. Many states have ATRA and NTRS chapters, which advocate for the profession on the state and local levels. NTRS provides the ability to contact board members and regional directors regarding questions via their Web site, listed below. Once on the NRPA Web site (www.nrpa.org
), click on Branches, NTRS, Leadership, and then Board.
For more information, you may call or visit the Web sites of those listed in the next section.