Community-based Therapeutic
Recreation Program for
People with a Brain or a Spinal Cord Injury

Person with a Spinal Injury getting ready to SCUBAThis program, funded by the Florida Department of Health Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program, provides an education and resource referral program to assist people with brain and spinal cord injuries in pursuing current recreation and leisure providers and available associated assistive services and technologies. The program includes an outreach, training and education; and the FDOA annual event – SportsAbility that showcases recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. People with a brain or a spinal cord injury have a variety of programs available through this program.

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Photo of Kayaker with Spinal Cord InjuryAs part of the partnership, FDOA develops and implements outreach and training on recreation assistive services and technologies designed to increase wellness and physical activity for people with brain and spinal cord injuries.
Programs include providing information on recreation assistive services and technologies to the BSCIP staff. The training covers the importance of therapeutic recreation for people with brain and spinal cord injuries.


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FDOA educates on the many health and wellness benefits of recreation and active leisure. Demonstrations of recreation assistive technology equipment and hands-on interactive activities are included in the training.
Education is offered at conferences throughout the State of Florida; past events include programs, such as the Brain Injury Association of Florida‘s Camp TBI that held annually in Central Florida.
Another key element in educating the public about recreational opportunities for people with brain and spinal cord injuries is FDOA’s annual SportsAbility event. More information


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