Therapeutic Recreation


Recreational and social experiences are provided both on campus and in the community.

"AquaticsThe Therapeutic Recreation Department is committed to meeting the leisure activity needs of the blind and visually impaired population served by The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB). We fulfill this commitment by arranging or providing experiences that are therapeutic, educational, and enjoyable. The department emphasizes physical and social community integration, promotes student exploration and interaction with the environment, fosters independence, and serves as a resource to MSB staff, students, parents, professionals, community agencies, and organizations throughout Maryland.

Recreational and social experiences are provided both on campus and in the community.  Age appropriate leisure plans and opportunities for participation with non-disabled peers are fostered and encouraged.

Activities provided by the Therapeutic Recreation Staff include the following:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Sports
  • Swimming and other aquatic activities
  • Field trips
  • Play skills
  • Performing Arts
  • Leisure awareness and education
  • Clubs and Groups
  • Community events
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Sailing

"MSBBased on the needs of the student, these programs are provided through one-on-one activities, small and large groups, organized clubs, community outings, and special events. Therapeutic recreation services are available to both day and residential students.

For more information about Therapeutic Recreation, contact:

Rachel Kollasch, Recreation Coordinator
410.444.5000 ext. 1252 | rachelk@mdschblind.org