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Therapeutic Recreation Services


Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) provides recreation, education, and community services to enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities.

Therapeutic Recreation Services focuses on abilities, rather than disabilities.

Our programs:
  • Enhance independence
  • Improve social skills
  • Increase self-esteem
  • Connect people and families with community resources
  • Provide opportunities to contribute to society
  • Promote community integration
Therapeutic Recreation Services is divided into three service areas:
  • All Access Sports and Recreation
  • Grace Community Center
  • Inclusion Support Services


All Access Sports and Recreation

Programs offered for children and adults with developmental, cognitive, and physical disabilities. Among these are wheelchair sports programs, cosponsored with Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association. Wheelchair sports programs practice weekly, and provide regional and national competitions, clinics, and camps.


Grace Art and Wellness

Located at Northside Community Center, is a center that serves adults with mental illness and cognitive disabilities.


Inclusion Support Services

We support and encourage participation of individuals with all ability levels. Our inclusion support services include:
  • interpreters for the deaf or hearing impaired
  • improved signage
  • activity modification
  • staff training
  • accessible equipment and facility features.
Please request accommodation during registration process at least two weeks in advance. You may also notify the facility.

Email Josué Covarrubias, Inclusion Specialist,with any question or concerns at inclusionsupport@sanjoseca.gov.


Community Partners

Therapeutic Recreation Services collaborates with many community partners, including:
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Valley Medical Center
  • Rehabilitation Research Center
  • Services for Brain Injury
  • Breathe California
  • Far West Wheelchair Sports
  • Santa Clara County Mental Health Department


Internships

Internship opportunities are available for students in the field of Recreation Therapy. For information, contact:

Lisa Willan CTRS at (408) 293-0422.

For Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy internships, contact Autumn Cade, MA, LMFT at (408) 293-0422.


Volunteers

Opportunities are available for students and community members. For All Access Sports and Recreation, see our listing on Volunteersquared.

For opportunities, call (408) 293-0422

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