illinois recreation therapy association

Welcome to ILRTA

The Illinois Recreational Therapy Association (ILRTA) is a state membership organization representing the interests and needs of recreational therapists.

ILRTA is a chapter of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA)
and an affiliate member of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).

EARLY BIRD Extended to Sept. 30

Register & Save $100

2020 ATRA Annual Virtual Conference
October 17-25, 2020

ILRTA is partnering with ATRA this year to support #ATRACon2020
and able to extend to ILRTA Members, who are not ATRA members,
a significant benefit, the ATRA Member rate when you register.

  • If you are an both ILRTA and ATRA Member,
    you will also receive a discount of 10%
  • For ILRTA, your promo codes are as follows:
    • ILRTA and ATRA members:
    • ILRTA members who are not ATRA members:
  • When you register, it is very important that you use the correct promo codes. 

If you have any questions about your ATRA membership status,
you can contact Lorna Valle at

Learn More & Register: ATRACon2020

What is a Recreation Therapist?

Recreation therapists use recreational therapy interventions for improved functioning of individuals with illness or disabling conditions. A qualified recreation therapist is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).

Job Listings in RT

Find and share jobs in RT to post to ILRTA.