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2016 ASTRA Spring Conference: Innovation in Recreation Therapy

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Ability360 Center (formerly Disability Empowerment Center)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Current ASTRA Board Members only
  • Includes lunch and three sessions for professionals who wish not to join ASTRA.
  • Includes lunch and three sessions for ASTRA members.
  • Full conference registration includes lunch but DOES NOT include membership.

    This option is for professionals who wish to attend but prefer NOT to become members of ASTRA. If you wish to register at the ASTRA Member rate, please join us on our website and, upon confirmation of membership, register for conference at the ASTRA Member rate.
  • Full conference registration includes lunch.

    Speakers presenting a session at conference who wish to attend sessions may register at this reduced rate.
  • This option is for current Student members of ASTRA to attend full conference and includes lunch.

    If you are not currently a Student member of ASTRA, please register on our website and, upon confirmation of membership, register for conference here.

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Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association 2016 Spring Conference:

"Innovation in Recreation Therapy"

Registration is OPEN!

To register and for more information, click here:


*Please register by Monday, April 25th to receive this rate! A $10 late fee will apply to all registrations made after that date, INCLUDING ONSITE REGISTRATION.*

Click below to download the conference brochure:

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Date:       Friday, April 29, 2016

Time:      7:00am Registration Check-In

                7:30am-5:00pm Sessions 

                Lunch onsite at 12:00pm

                5:15pm Social at Ruby Tuesday

Location: Ability360 Center

(formerly Disability Empowerment Center)

Address: 5025 E. Washington St.
                 Phoenix, AZ 85034

CEU's Offered: 0.75 CEU's


ASTRA encourages persons with disabilities to attend our conferences and workshops. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email Jessica Voss in advance.

EXHIBITORS, register for our "Innovation Station" Expo for free here! Hurry, booth space is limited.

Schedule At-A-Glance:

Schedule details are subject to change.

 Time  Session
 7:00AM  Registration Check-In

Session 1
Thea Kavanaugh, CTRS:
The Power of Recreation Therapy: Identifying Our Value, Worth, and Influence through the Lens of the School Setting (0.15)
 9:00AM  Break

Session 2
Chelsea Harden, CTRS, PATH Intl. Instructor & Jessica Voss, CTRS, PATH Intl. Instructor:
Horse Power: Using Therapeutic Horseback Riding as Part of a Multidisciplinary Approach (0.1)
 10:15AM  Break

Session 3
Dr. Jasmine Townsend, PhD, CTRS:
Increasing Attendance for Veterans Programs and the Importance of Creating Collective Impact (0.15)
  • Lunch 
  • Raffle
  • "Innovation Station" Expo
  • Awards
  • Speed Networking
  • Annual Membership Meeting

Session 4A
Natalie Conca, LRT/CTRS, ATRIC, Adv. PATH Intl. Instructor:
The Recreation Therapist in Private Practice (0.15)

Session 4B
Johanna Avilez, CTRS & Jordan Gregory, MS/P, CTRS: 
Utilizing Biofeedback Interventions in Recreation Therapy Settings (0.15)
 2:30PM Break

Session 5
Lisa Perez, M.A., CTRS: 
Think Outside the Box: How to Use RT as a Springboard for Creativity and Innovation (0.1)
 3:45PM Break

Session 6
Mikala Edwards, MPA, CTRS:
Expanding TR: Implementing Your Expertise (0.1)
 5:00PM  Leave for Social
 5:15PM  Social at Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday near 44th St. & Washington: 4415 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

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