Recreation Therapy

Description: Rehabilitation oriented fitness programs that develop individualized exercise routines and other fitness activities for people with acute or chronic health conditions. Included are gym and home based therapeutic exercise programs and aquatic therapy. (AIRS LR-8400)

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RI
Phone: 401-481-6022
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Address: RI
Phone: 401-481-6022
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Email: kristy@equineempowermentsolutions.com
Provider Profiles: Equine Empowerment Solutions offers Equine Assisted Growth and Learning (EAL) as well as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) programs following the practices and guidelines set forth by the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA.)
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 11/1/2018

Ashaway, RI

40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
Address: 40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Phone: 401-525-8912
Eligibility: application [http://gaitsofharmony.webs.com/get-involved]
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding for all ages
Volunteer opportunities

Mailing address above-
Gaits of Harmony
2150 Tower Hill Road
Saunderstown, RI 02874
Provider Profiles: Gaits of Harmony will provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) under the standards and guidelines PATH Intl provides to members, instructors, and the industry as a whole. The center’s services will include therapeutic riding, therapeutic horsemanship, hippotherapy, and interactive vaulting. Gaits of Harmony will also provide educational opportunities for the community, staff, volunteers, and families of participants.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Charlestown, RI

Organization Name: Angels on Horseback Therapeutic Riding School, Inc
Address: 1 Turtle Trail
Charlestown, RI 02813
Phone: 401-364-6106
Email: loveamorgan@aol.com
Eligibility: Fee and application [http://www.angelsonhorsebackri.com/rider.html]
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Traditional Riding
Volunteer Opportunities
We offer an 10- or 12-week session lesson program. Session duration is specifically designed for optimum results. Lessons can be extended. [http://www.angelsonhorsebackri.com/ourProgram.html]
Mailing address above and lessons take place below
Angels on Horseback
40 Collins Road
Ashaway, RI 02804
Provider Profiles: Our goal is to improve the lives of individuals suffering from a variety of conditions. Experience has shown us, in many instances, that this unique therapy, when used in conjunction with more traditional medical treatments, provides life altering changes. Angels On Horseback Therapeutic Riding School, Inc. established in 2003 as a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization, provides equine assisted therapy to children and adults with mentally and physically challenging conditions. Our program provides an environment where humans and animals benefit from each other. AOH is the LONGEST established Therapeutic Riding School in Rhode Island and has the largest facility.Angels On Horseback's therapeutic riding program follows the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association guidelines for accredited educational centers.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 9/5/2018

Cranston, RI

95 Rolfe Street
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-461-5487
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Address: 95 Rolfe Street
Cranston, RI 02910
Phone: 401-461-5487
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Services Provided: Adaptive Dance Class--Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a specialized, but inclusive, dance and rhythm program designed for those with individual learning differences and special needs. The program uses evidence-based therapeutic practices to achieve developmental goals. To our students, it’s a fun and exciting activity that provides participation and socialization opportunities. Staff is certified to teach this amazing program. Therapist or parent can participate with student if needed.

Student Benefits: Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, Body Awareness, Body Control, Social Skills, Strength, Flexibility, Focus, Imitation, Motor Planning, Memory and Recall, Coordination, Receptive Language, Expressive Language
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/11/2019

Foster, RI

86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Address: 86 Foster Center Road
Foster, RI 02825
Phone: 401-397-9242
Email: info@cornerstonefarmri.com
Eligibility: Fee and complete a client packet [http://www.ridenewhorizons.org/contact.html] financial aid request in packet.
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Dressage for Advanced Riders
Provider Profiles: The New Horizons Center for Equine Assisted Therapy was created to bring these opportunities to more individuals! Recently designated as a 501©3 non-profit foundation, New Horizons provides riding and driving instruction, as well as un-mounted equine facilitated therapy to individuals of all ages at Cornerstone Farm.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

Greene, RI

116 Barbs Hill Road
Greene, RI 02827
Phone: 401-397-3134
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Address: 116 Barbs Hill Road
Greene, RI 02827
Phone: 401-397-3134
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Email: tamarackfarm@verizon.net
Services Provided: Youth, transition and corporate programs
Provider Profiles: Equine Assisted Learning Program- building leadership and empowerment skills through equine communications.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/29/2019

Lincoln, RI

1992 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-475-0653
Organization Name: Social Sparks, Inc.
Address: 1992 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865
Phone: 401-475-0653
Fax: 401-475-0729
Email: Socialsparksri@gmail.com
Eligibility: Children and young adults ages 3-25 and adults ages 18-65 Blue Cross Blue Shield, Neighborhood Health, United Behavioral Health, Tufts with Self Pay Options .
Services Provided: Intake Assessment first appointment [https://www.socialsparksri.com/new-clients]
Individual therapy
Adult therapy
Group therapy
Family therapy
Interest-based clubs

Programs target:
Self-management
Self-Awareness
Responsible Decision-Making
Relationship Skills
Social Awareness
Mindfulness
Provider Profiles: Social Sparks is a Social Emotional Learning Center where we strive to provide services to a diverse clientele through unique, individualized strategies and curricula. We aim to make therapy accessible to all and accommodate and differentiate throughout our therapy to meet the ever growing needs of clients and groups as a whole. Our goal is to provide essential life skills for individuals to successfully socialize, regulate and navigate through life.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/31/2018

Pawtucket, RI

175 Coyle Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-255-2911
Address: 175 Coyle Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02861
Phone: 401-255-2911
Email: astrocurricular@gmail.com
Services Provided: After School Enrichment Programs
Summer Camps
Special Events
Mentors
Therapy
Provider Profiles: ASTRO stands for Arts, Sports, Technology and Resource Organization.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 2/8/2019

Providence, RI

290 West Exchange Street
Suite 101
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-2330
Address: 290 West Exchange Street
Suite 101
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-214-2330
Toll Free Phone: 818-345-2345 x1589
Languages Spoken: Spanish and will work with family to find therapists that speak additional languages if there is a need.
Services Provided: Applied Behavior Analysis (in home, center,school and community)
Specialized Outpatient Services
Center-based Services
Home Based Services
Provider Profiles: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders ( CARD) was established in 1990 by Doreen Granpeesheh, and has become one of the world's largest providers of evidence-based autism treatment. CARD has successfully treated thousands of individuals using the principles of ABA to teach new skills and decrease challenging behaviors commonly associated with autism.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/19/2019

Wakefield, RI

1081 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-265-1341
Address: 1081 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
Phone: 401-265-1341
Email: horsesbringhopepresident@gmail.com
Services Provided: Therapeutic Riding
Traditional Riding
Summer camp
Volunteer opportunities including working students
Provider Profiles: Horses Bring Hope is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in beautiful Wakefield, Rhode Island. We specialize in therapeutic and traditional riding. Currently, our program is made up of 17 unique horses, each possessing their own personalities, abilities, and strengths so that every rider is matched with a compatible equine partner. We are a volunteer based organization with a consistently growing number of dedicated volunteers that make our program possible. We offer services in therapeutic riding, traditional riding, and summer camp.
Through the powerful healing connection between horses and humans, HBH aims to educate and enrich the lives and spirits of individuals of all abilities. Utilizing an inclusive model, HBH strives to improve and rehabilitate the emotional and physical well-being of both humans and equines in a safe, caring and professional environment.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/11/2017

Warwick, RI

Address: 535 Centerville Road
Suite 303 B
Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: 401-732-5100
Fax: 203-286-1688
Eligibility: Services for ages birth-21
Services Provided: Individualized Occupation Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech and Language Services.
Kid's Club- membership driven sensory gym
Social Stop-social/emotional groups for all ages
Learning Express-specialized classroom room for 30 months-5 years.
Provider Profiles: Sensory Station is a private, family centered therapy facility specializing in the care of children from birth to 21 years of age dealing with learning, social and physical challenges ;limiting their participation in everyday activities. Our program includes a parent advisory committee who understands, firsthand, the day to day issues which may arise at home, school or in the community. We are here to help by providing specialized interventions in occupational and physical therapy and speech language pathology.
Other Location
Sensation Station
2470 Boston Post Road
Guilford, Connecticut
( 888) 820-8786
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/3/2019
Address: 110 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02888
Services Provided: A Social development center for children,adolescents and young adults with social challenges.
Groups and drop in clubs are designed to strengthen social emotional learning including self awareness, self management, social decision making and strategic life skills.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 1/10/2019

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Services Provided: A nonprofit doll-making business custom creates dolls based on ethnicity, limb difference, and interests. Scars, birthmarks, hand differences, feeding buttons, and more. Based on the belief that medical play aids psychosocial adjustment.
Provider Profiles: Amy Jandrisevits
Original Source: Nationwide Suggest Providers Queue
Last Updated: 5/29/2019

CT

New Haven, CT

Administrative Office
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-772-0522
Address: Administrative Office
555 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203-772-0522
Eligibility: a variety of incredible camp programs for children with a serious illness and their families at no cost to the families.
Services Provided: At the core of all of our programming is our signature summer program. Seven glorious week-long sessions in Ashford, Conn. that serve seriously ill children and one additional week dedicated to their healthy siblings. Campers aged 7 – 15 ride horses, create crafts, swim and so much more, as they bond with other children facing similar challenges and learn they are capable of so much more than they ever thought possible.
Running in the fall and spring at our facility in Ashford, weekend programs continue the healing power of Camp beyond the summer months and create a memorable experience for the entire family. Families share in Camp activities and enjoy the company of other families who understand the issues they are facing.
Provider Profiles: We are a community that includes the kids and families we serve, the volunteers and staff who help us make a difference, the partners and donors who support our mission, and the alumni who keep our community strong. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families, free of charge. We are a community that celebrates the spirit of childhood, the sound of laughter and the feeling of endless possibility.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 3/22/2017

MA

Framingham, MA

Organization Name: Doug Flutie Jr Foundation for Autism
Address: PO Box 2157
Framingham, MA 01703
Services Provided: The Safe & Secure Project offers SafetyNet Tracking devices to families in New England to keep their loved ones safe from the dangers of wandering.

Joey’s Fund Family Grant Program
Provides grants to New England families so they can access services for their loved ones with autism. This can be used for summer camps or recreational adaptive activities.
[http://www.flutiefoundation.org/access-services#sthash.DyzJLKNw.dpuf]
Newsletters
Provider Profiles: The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest.
Through our programs and partnerships, we help people with autism get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence.
[http://www.flutiefoundation.org/about-us#sthash.Weo8BhZI.dpuf]
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 12/15/2016

Rehoboth, MA

55 Summer Street
Rehoboth, MA 02769
Phone: 508-252-5814
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Address: 55 Summer Street
Rehoboth, MA 02769
Phone: 508-252-5814
Fax: 508-252-5814
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Services Provided: Therapeutic riding uses the magnetic bond between people and horses to teach such skills as listening, balance, gross and fine motor control, as well as a variety of other skills that help people promote independence and self-confidence.

Therapeutic riding serves people of all ages with all types of disabilities, including learning, development, emotional and physical issues, as well as conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, spine and head injury, stroke, arthritis blindness and deafness.
Original Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 10/11/2017