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therapeutic recreation

It's not just fun and games for Sara Fisher '14, who uses the power of fun to connect with neurological patients and people with disabilities. 


While competing in the Baltimore Running Festival in 2011, Erin Michael ’05 noticed how few hand cyclists there were in the race. As a physical therapist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Michael helps rehabilitate patients with spinal cord injuries, and it occurred to her during the race that her patients might benefit from participating in it.


My intimate look at therapeutic recreation: Through the years, Ithaca College has developed a strong and meaningful relationship with students and teachers of the Franziska Racker Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 1948 that serves children, adolescents, and adults with special needs.

Once a week a group of about 20 young children from the center are bused to...



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