Play & Recreational Therapy

Play and Recreational therapy is based on the idea of increasing a person’s independence and ability to function through participation in creative arts, dance, sports, adventure programs and puzzles or logic games.  It is a holistic approach to wellness.


According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, recreational therapy “aims to improve an individual’s functioning and keep them as active, healthy and independent as possible in their chosen life pursuits.”  In most cases, these goals are accomplished by combining a person’s speech, fine motor or gross motor goals with community involvement, while engaging in the person’s preferred interests.


Programs for older students transitioning to adulthood.


The goal of Dewa Transition Programs is to facilitate students’ successful transition to life after high school. To achieve this goal, we develop individual transition plans, transition education and vocational training based on each student’s needs, abilities, independent living, personal interest and goals.


We develop customized, assessment-based vocational and transitional services with a focus on each student’s interests, abilities, independent living skills and personal goals. By collaborating with students, families and community partners, we are able to create opportunities for students to gain valuable work and life experience through employment, volunteer service and other types of community engagement.