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Therapeutic Recreation


For individuals with disabilities

Our Mission: To improve the quality of life for children, youth, and adults with disabilities, and their families, through recreational and educational experiences.

Milwaukee Recreation's Therapeutic Recreation program offers activities specifically for individuals with disabilities ages three and up. Classes are offered throughout the year at various locations in the city of Milwaukee. Participants are given the opportunity to recreate in a wide variety of activities with outstanding staff members to guide them to success.

Adaptations are made to facilitate active participation of all participants. In addition to quality programming, participants have constant opportunities to socialize and build lifelong friendships. Beyond just fun and games, recreation participation brings opportunities for physical fitness, increased self-confidence, cooperation, and positive use of leisure time.

All programs are led by trained staff/leaders and have a 1-to-4 staff/participant ratio. Agencies and group homes enrolling four or more participants must provide support staff to assist the Recreation staff during the program.

Choose from a wide variety of classes, including yoga, computers, field trips, cultural events, family activities, dances and instruction, swim instruction, personal training, cooking, scrapbooking, bowling, and more.

Try something new or return for more excitement each season!

Summer 2024 Resources

Employment Opportunities

The Therapeutic Recreation Programs for Individuals with Disabilities are looking for energetic individuals who are interested in working with people with disabilities and their families.

Summer and school-year employment available for individuals at least 18 years of age (some positions available for minors).

Staff benefits

  • Great learning experience, esp. for those individuals pursuing or working in education/special education
  • Work alongside respectful, caring, and supportive individuals
  • Build life-long friendships with participants and other staff members

Positions available

  • Group leaders
  • Instructors
  • Directors

For more information, call 414-647-6065 or email: Therapeutic [at]

Facebook Group

Join our Therapeutic Recreation Facebook group, featuring virtual classes and videos, as well as updates on any program news!


Phone: 414-647-6065
Email: Therapeutic [at]

(When emailing our staff, please replace the "[at]" with a traditional "@" symbol. Ex:


Cost varies with each program. Students 3-21 years of age that qualify for Food Shares/S.N.A.P., child care, or foster care are eligible for a discount. Classes $10 and over are eligible for a $5 discount, and classes $30 and over are eligible for a $10 discount. Proof of eligibility required with registration.

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