Special Needs for Your Extraordinary Kids

Therapeutic Recreation of Nebraska

Therapeutic Recreation of Nebraska provides a variety of services:

  • To individuals who seek to improve their health and well being through recreation and leisure experiences
  • To professionals who facilitate the recreation and leisure experiences
  • To agencies and policy makers who seek to develop or improve these services.

We are here to:

  • Help individuals enhance their quality of life through recreation and leisure activities,
  • Provide 1:1 leisure coaching to anyone needing assistance in participating in or learning a leisure skill,
  • Teach leisure and life skills to individuals with Autism,
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities,
  • Facilitate stress management sessions,
  • Train professionals in best practices,
  • Help agencies develop and evaluate services


Our professional staff have access to a variety of assessment tools which can be used to assess functional skills, leisure skills and leisure preferences.

These assessments are used:

  • to help clients identify weaknesses and strengths
  • to set goals
  • to identify potential interventions
  • to establish baseline performance measures
  • to evaluate progress.

TR in the Schools, also known as Recreation as a Related Service

Research has shown that TR interventions can be used to decrease inappropriate behaviors, improve social skills, and improve academic skills. We will attend IEPs with you and establish goals, plans and services which will help your child in school.

Play Skills Instruction

Some children have difficulties interacting appropriately with other children or playing with a variety of toys. Our play skills instruction takes place 1:1 or in group settings.

Play Groups

We will arrange play groups for your children at your home or another location. We will facilitate games and other activities that are entertaining and provide opportunities for socialization.

Adult Art Classes

We provide the art supplies and a place to gather with friends. Come participate in the latest stress reducing trends including: adult coloring books and mandalas.

Sensory Swim Hours

Swimming is a great sensory activity and with our help, you can go swimming whenever a pool is open. We will help you identify community pools, operating hours, and facilitate the experience.

Sport Coaching

Do you want to participate in swimming, golf, tennis, or any other sport but do not know your options. We will help you find a team and/or help you develop your skills for participation. We have worked with athletes who have participated in Special Olympics, senior games, and wheelchair sports in the past.

Life Skills Program

In these courses we provide 1:1 instruction in cooking, fitness, nutrition, time management, stress management, and money management.

Adaptive Leisure Coaching

We help people participate in existing recreation and leisure programs within the community. We will accompany individuals to swim lessons, karate classes, art classes, etc and help you or your loved one successfully participate in these programs.

Community Integration

We help clients identify and access resources in the community. We help people learn to utlize public transportation and access goods and services in shopping malls, community recreation facilities, libraries, etc.