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Resources and Links
The following links are provided as a courtesy. NCRTA does not sponsor or endorse any of the organization web sites listed below. NCRTA does not assume responsibility for the content or accuracy of the information contained in the destination link.
If you know of a web site that would be of interest to recreational therapists or assistants in North Carolina, please email the Web Site Coordinator using our contact form with web information and web address.
Recreational Therapy and Therapeutic Recreation Sites
The American Therapeutic Recreation Association
Therapeutic Recreation Directory
North Carolina Resources Sites
ACCESS North Carolina
Travel for persons with disabilities often requires additional planning. Before that next trip, use ACCESS NC to gather details on accessibility, scheduling, costs, and facilities of destinations and attractions across the state. Organized by county and city, it is easy to use to locate what might be nearby to visit: parks, forests, scenic trails, museums, camps, recreation areas, resorts, botanical gardens, and more! Produced by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, it is distributed by the NC Division of Travel, Film and Sports Development. The information is available online or call 1-800-VISIT NC (847-4862) for a free copy. For questions about the book or tourism site accessibility or requesting a copy, contact Philip Woodward, Access Specialist at (919) 733-0390 or email to: email@example.com.
The Check-it-Out Program
Check-It-Out (CIO) is a coordinated effort to loan assistive technology equipment to North Carolinians with disabilities, their families, and their service providers. The goal of this statewide network is to increase accessibility to adaptive devices by linking existing equipment loan programs via the World Wide Web. “Recreation” and “Toys” are included in the many categories provided for searching for available equipment.
The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health
This office published a North Carolina recreation program directory for persons with disabilities. For more information, contact Chris Mackey at (919) 966-0865 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The North Carolina Health Access Coalition
The North Carolina Health Access Coalition is a group of citizens and consumer organizations that are concerned with consumer education and consumer involvement in the North Carolina health care policymaking process. The goal of the Coalition is “to help consumers’ to become forceful participants in the health policy debate in order to ensure that every person in North Carolina has affordable, accessible and high quality health care services that meet their basic health needs.
The North Carolina State Library
The state library provides services for persons who are blind or have other disabilities that impair reading ability. The same book and magazine titles found in any other public library are available for loan. However, instead of being printed in regular-sized print, they are recorded on long-playing records and cassette tapes, and produced in grade 2 braille or large type. Readers are also loaned special tape and record players. There are books and magazines for all ages and all reading interests; catalogs listing available titles are sent to each reader.
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Look under the link for “Licenses/Permits.” The North Carolina General Assembly and Wildlife Resources Commission have worked cooperatively to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in hunting, fishing and other related outdoor activities.
Partnerships in Assistive Technology
Partnerships in Assistive Technology (PAT) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is “to increase knowledge about and access to assistive technology for North Carolinians with disabilities.” Distributes a newsletter, posts a monthly AT classified listing, hosts NC Meeting Place (computer bulletin board for persons with disabilities), coordinates the annual NC AT Expo, and coordinates multiple grant projects including projects focused on improving recreation access.
The North Carolina Science to Service Project
The North Carolina Science to Service Project is a new initiative to plan for the implementation of evidence based practices for adults with severe mental illness. The project is supported by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Mental Health Services, the National Institute on Mental Health, and the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services for North Carolina. More information about this project is on our web site. Information about evidence based practices for adults with mental illness is now accessible through the internet.
Federal – National Health and Regulatory Organization Sites
American Medical Association
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
Bilingual Assistance Available
The National Alliance for Hispanic Health has established a toll-free helpline to offer bilingual support to Medicare beneficiaries in the Hispanic community. Bilingual assistance is available by calling 1-866-SU-FAMILIA. Medicare information in Spanish is also available at www.medicare.gov.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS has published fact sheets in a number of languages, available on the Social Security website: www.ssa.gov .
Sports and Outdoor Adventure Sites
International Blind Sports Association
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
Disabled Sports USA
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
The mission of NCRTA is to serve as an advocate for Recreational Therapy by promoting the health and well-being of the public through service, education, research, student training, the development of professional standards, and monitoring and responding to trends in health and human services which impact the effective and efficient delivery of Recreational Therapy services.
We hope that you find the information on this web site helpful. It is organized into three primary categories:
Information about NCRTA and its committees, continuing education, professional issues, employment opportunities, and resource links. Primary audience: RT and allied health professionals and students.
An occupation overview describing recreational therapy services, outcomes, certification and licensure, and employment trends. Includes a link to the NCRTA Job Bulletin for employers to post their position vacancies at no charge. Primary audience: medical and allied health professionals, human resource personnel.
Provides a brief explanation of recreational therapy and therapeutic recreation services and position titles. Primary audience: Persons receiving recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation services and their family and friends.
North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association
P.O. Box 3705
Morganton, NC 28680
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