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Webinar: Waiver Funded, Community Based Recreation Therapy

February 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Waiver Funded, Community Based  Recreational Therapy                              

BCTRA Webinar

Wednesday February 22nd, 2017


 Session Description: This session will explore the involvement of Recreational Therapy within Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver system for individuals with Developmental Disabilities and opportunities for similar services in British Columbia.  We will outline the specifics of the Medicaid waiver including waiver types, referrals, documentation and interdisciplinary team dynamics.  We will discuss types of 1:1 home/community based interventions as well as unique opportunities for community partnerships and group programming.

Learning Objectives:

  1. After the session participants will be able to identify 3 key differences in the perception of Recreational Therapy in BC as compared to the US.
  2. After the session participants will be able to identify 2 purposes of the Medicaid waiver in Indiana.
  3. After the session participants will be to   Identify a minimum of two barriers for funded community based Therapeutic Recreation and ways to overcome them.

Speaker Name: Stacey Carlson, BTR, CTRS (2010 Douglas College Grad)

Speaker Bio: I am originally from Mission, British Columbia. After researching different career paths, I discovered the Therapeutic Recreation program at Douglas College. During my time at Douglas College, I worked at Bradford Woods, a therapeutic recreation summer camp, in Indiana for two summers. It was there that I experienced some of the most meaningful moments of my life and where I also met my soon to be husband. I completed my internship in Chicago at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago where I was involved with the US Paralympic Team as well as The Wounded Warriors Project. After obtaining my degree from Douglas College in 2010 and becoming certified as a CTRS, I married my husband and moved to Dallas, Texas. During our stay in Dallas, I became an independent contractor working with the Texas Medicaid Waiver. After four years in Dallas, we moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana to be closer to family. I currently work as a Recreation Therapist for Meaningful Day Services which provides at home and community based services to people with Developmental Disabilities through Indiana’s Medicaid Waiver.

NCTRC Job Analysis Codes: Documentation and Implementation

Target Audience: Student, TR Practitioner, Educator

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Webinar ID: 223-665-77


February 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


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