mParks Therapeutic Workshop

Friday, June 8, 2018 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207

Join other Therapeutic professionals for this one day workshop in Downtown Detroit.

Cost: $80 (includes lunch)



8:30am | Registration & Check in

9:00am-10:30am | Therapeutic Recreation Intervention for Clients with Autism at the Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center! (.15 CEU)

Linda Walter, Director, Outdoor Adventure Center - Michigan DNR
Recreational Therapists can incorporate activities at the Michigan DNR Outdoor Adventure Center to address goals for clients with autism including: Improving attention and sensory integration, improving community integration skills, improving caregiver education and follow through. This session will review a variety of strategies and the impact
these have had for addressing goals for clients with autism. The session will also provide helpful resources for clinicians. This session content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC (1.5 hrs)

10:45am-12:15pm | Achieving Physical Rehabilitation Goals Through Aquatic Therapy (.15 CEU)

Susan Popek-Boeve, Sr. CTRS and SportsAbility Director - Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
Participants will learn about interventions, techniques and indications for using aquatic therapy with their clients with emphasis on neuro diagnosis. Goals and case studies will be shared. Certifications and other resources will be reviewed. This session content is CE Pending by NCTRC (1.5 hrs)

12:15pm-1:00pm | Lunch (included onsite)

1:00pm-2:30pm | Introduction to Behavior Change in People with Developmental Disabilities and Dementia (.15 CEU)

Kristi Davis, Program Coordinator - Alzheimer’s Association
People with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever, and with longer life comes an increased risk of dementia. Behavior change is a common symptom of dementia and may require different interventions than behaviors caused by developmental disabilities. This program is designed to help attendees learn more about common behavior changes in those with DD and dementia, including learning to find the root cause of the behavior and how to prevent and respond to common
behavior changes. This session content is CE Pending by NCTRC (1.5 hrs)

2:45pm-4:15pm | Capturing Grant Funding with Inclusive Universal Design (.15 CEU)

Cynthia Burkhour, Inclusive Recreation & Universal Design Consultant - Access Recreation Group

Going above and beyond the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act can help you obtain grant funding! By incorporating inclusive universal design concepts in your next grant application you demonstrate your knowledge and commitment to serving everyone in your community. Many granting sources such as Michigan DNR reward extra points in grant scoring for projects that consult with accessibility experts and people with disabilities to create designs that exceed ADA
minimums and are truly inclusive and universally accessible to everyone together. We will explore grant resources and strategies for writing successful applications using dignified and respectful language that demonstrates how the project is inclusive and universally accessible. This session content is CE Pending by NCTRC (1.5 hrs)