What is therapeutic recreation?

As defined by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, therapeutic recreation uses treatment, education, and recreation services to help people with illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions to develop and use leisure opportunities in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, and quality of life.

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1. What is therapeutic recreation?
2. Are the programs free?
3. My child has special needs, what can he/she participate in with Parks and Recreation?
4. How old does my child have to be to compete in Special Olympics?