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T.R.A.I.L.S. (Therapeutic Recreation: Accessing Independent Leisure and Social Skills) is a service-learning program which is incorporated into Recreational Therapy Services 220 to promote student learning about designing evidence-based therapeutic recreation programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This program's outcomes include transferable employment skills, communication and social skills, team-work and decision-making through the modalities of sports, recreation, engagement games, equine-assisted activities, horseback riding, horticulture, music, art expression, and aquatics.

The program is nationally recognized by Autism Speaks with a TRAILS to Transition grant.

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Featured Student:
Melanie Snider
Melanie Snider - Featured Student

The Therapeutic Recreation program is accreditated by CAAHEP.


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