The Therapeutic Recreation Journal is the renowned quarterly publication of the National Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with Sagamore Publishing LLC. The Journal provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service and receiving therapeutic recreation services.
Published articles are the expressions of the authors and are not statements of policy of the National Recreation and Park Association, Western Illinois University, or Sagamore Publishing LLC.
TRJ is seeking manuscripts that address innovative uses and critical reflections upon a wide variety of technologies in therapeutic recreation. Manuscripts that address technology in research, education, and/or practice perspectives are highly encouraged. Additionally, qualitative, quantitative, and conceptual approaches are equally encouraged.
Deadline for Submission: January 15, 2017
Deadline for submission: November 30, 2016
The editors are soliciting manuscripts for consideration for a special issue of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to be released in the second quarter 2017. ASD is the fastest growing developmental disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2016) report about 1 in 68 children has been identified as being on the autism spectrum, and ASD is reported to occur across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Additionally, it is almost 5 times more common among boys (1 in 42) than among girls (1 in 189).