Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation Division offers year round specialized programming for individuals of all ages who have disabilities. Inclusion services are also available for any individual who may have a disability and is looking to participate in a program with support from an Inclusion Aide.  If you have questions about what type of program is right for you or your family member, please do not hesitate to contact our Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Laurel Rossiter at or 781-270-1937.

Our Goals and Values
The purpose of the Therapeutic Recreation Division is to ensure that all community members are able to access meaningful recreational and leisure opportunities, regardless of ability.  We are here to work with you and your family to modify programs and provide support whenever necessary, in order to facilitate a successful and enjoyable experience.

Our goal is to provide a variety of quality recreation choices for people with disabilities within their own community, so that they don’t have to travel far and wide to participate in accessible programming, or worse, not participate at all. 

We aim to increase community awareness, accessibility, and acceptance of individuals with different abilities, and to create a supportive and inclusive recreation environment here in Burlington.

What Paperwork is Required?
There are a few mandatory forms that are required to be filled out and returned at least one week prior to the beginning of the program.  Please see below for an explanation of the required forms.

If you are registering for a Therapeutic Recreation program, please click on one of the links below for the appropriate paperwork.
                                                              Adult Programs           Youth Programs

If you would like to participate in a program with support from an Inclusion Aide, please click on the link below:
                                                                           Inclusion Support Request

Programming Offered
For a complete listing of the 2017 Spring Therapeutic Recreation programs, please click here.  You can also print the Out & About and Spectacular Saturdays schedule and registration form, by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Laurel Rossiter, CTRS:
Phone: 781-270-1937