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Celebrating Recreational Therapy Month in February
At Devereux, providing fun and healthy recreational activities is a critical part of the successful treatment of youth and adults with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
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Recreational Therapy Month: Building on the strengths of youth, adults with special needs

Through your gift, you are contributing to our mission to unlock and nurture human potential in people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, recreational therapy is a form of treatment that utilizes activities to help improve the physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions.

February is Recreational Therapy Month, and Devereux wants to highlight the impact recreational activities can have on youth and adults living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.

When done thoughtfully, recreational therapy engages all five senses, while providing a positive therapeutic experience,” said Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical/Medical Officer Yolanda Graham, M.D.

Devereux offers a wide variety
of recreational activities, which vary by state, and include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Board games
  • Culinary classes
  • Field games (e.g., softball, kickball)
  • Fishing
  • Fitness training
  • Gardening
  • Experiential (e.g., ropes course, climbing walls)

Devereux in the News

Ideas Collide
Devereux Arizona is partnering with marketing communications firm Ideas Collide to provide suitcases for Devereux Arizona youth living with emotional, behavioral and cognitive differences.
Amy Evans
Devereux California Executive Director Amy Evans was recently named one of the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ 2020 BRAVO Award winners.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Devereux Arizona was recently awarded a $25,000 grant to support the organization’s Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) program.

Devereux Events

Admissions Open House
Devereux NY
Friday, March 6, 2020
Red Hook

MA/RI Open House
Devereux MA/RI
Friday, April 3, 2020
Mechanics Hall

TX Gala
Devereux TX
Friday, April 24, 2020
Hotel ZaZa

NJ Gala
Devereux NJ
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Adventure Aquarium

PA Golf Classic
Devereux PA
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Philadelphia Cricket Club

PA Bingo
Devereux Pocono
Sunday, May 17, 2020
The Space at Olive