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by Hawke Robinson published Dec 18, 2016 12:55 PM, last modified Jul 29, 2017 05:09 PM
Based on Therapeutic Recreation methodologies, RPG Therapeutics LLC provides research, education, entertainment, training, and therapeutic services, providing "RPG Therapy" and "RPG Education", and utilizing music, recreational therapy, therapeutic recreation, and role-playing games in all formats: tabletop, live-action, solo, and computer-based. We especially try to help those people with special needs, and those residing in under-served and un-served locations, using our wheelchair friendly mobile facility.

There are currently 3 major branches of the efforts related to the RPG Therapeutics LLC business, plus plans for a 4th related entity. 

RPG Therapeutics LLC

Short version: RPG Therapeutics LLC provides professional billable and pro bono services based on Therapeutic Recreation methodologies and standards, using music and role-playing games as modalities to help clients achieve their goals. These services include professional training, therapeutic, and educational programs using role-playing games and music.

RPG Therapeutics LLC (http://rpgtherapy.com) is a for-profit Limited Liability Company that provides professional, charitable, and billable services. Drawing upon Therapeutic Recreation and Music Therapy methodologies, we provide recreational therapy, therapeutic recreation, music, and RPG-based educational ( "RPG Education" ) and therapeutic ("RPG Therapy") services.

Our staff ( http://www.rpgtherapeutics.com/about/staff ) has been involved with therapeutic recreation since 2004, role-playing games since the 1970s, and music since the 1980s.

Our headquarters is based in Spokane, Washington. We provide services locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, through in-person, mobile facility, and online venues.

Beginning with RPG education programs for "gifted & talented children" in 1985, and therapeutic RPG research programs since 2004, including RPG-based programs for ASD/PDD, ADHD, at-risk youth, brain injury (stroke, TBI, etc.), spinal cord infjury (SCI), cerebral palsy (CP), muscular dystrophy (MD), mental healthy, substance dependency program transitions, and many other populations. We especially target providing services to those people living in under-served and un-served regions.

We also offer public speaking, professional training, and certification for individuals and organizations wishing to incorporate these types of services into their own programs, especially role-playing games in all formats: tabletop, live-action, solo books, and computer-based.

 

 

The RPG Research Project

Short version: The RPG Research Project is a volunteer-run, website and loose group of individuals and organizations, studying the effects of all forms of role-playing games, and their potential uses, and using role-playing games to help people improve the quality of their lives, especially those needing special accommodations.

The RPG Research Project (http://rpgresearch.com), founded in 2004, is a not-for-profit loose group of volunteers (not a 501(c)3 at this point, though we are at various non-profit formations in the near future).

The website is an international community-based research repository service, from anyone studying the effects of role-playing games in all formats, and their potential uses to achieve entertainment, professional, educational, and therapeutic goals.

It is also a portal of volunteers working to further this research and how to apply the use of RPGs to achieve entertainment, professional, educational, and therapeutic goals for participants.

We volunteer all over the world providing RPGs to people, learning through the doing, and also offer peer training to each other to grow the body of knowledge and training.

The first threads of research for the project founder began in 1985, and the public repository of research information has been available to the public online since 2004.

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer

Short version: The Wheelchair Friendly RPG trailer is a mobile wheelchair accessible facility, enabling research and services delivery for The RPG Research Project and RPG Therapeutics LLC across North America.

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer (http://rpgtrailer.com) and the Wheelchair Accessible RPG Bus (http://rpgbus.com), are mobile facilities to designed to enhance the delivery of services provided by The RPG Research Project and also RPG Therapeutics LLC as needed. These mobile facilities broaden the reach of research and services provisioning. These mobile facilities provide friendly, save, clean, and comfortable, wheelchair accessible, mobile services. These area both charitable and billable services for individuals and organizations throughout North America. Especially in locations that may be under-served or un-served in receiving related educational and therapeutic services.

Part 3: Purchased in 2016, the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer provides all the above services, to those in under-served and un-served areas, such as rural locations throughout North America, in a friendly, safe, clean, and comfortable wheelchair accessible mobile facility. http://www.rpgtrailer.com (and upcoming RPG Bus - http://www.rpgbus.com ).

 

Short version: The RPG Fund, (will be) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation to help fund individuals and organizations researching the effects of role-playing games, or using role-playing games to help others.

The RPG Fund (working title, own domain http://rpgfund.org), is a proposed 4th branch of the RPG Therapeutics vision, may be a 501(c)(3) public charity, private foundation, or private operating foundation. The goal of the RPG Foundation is to accept donations that will be used to fund programs furthering research and applied programs that further the understanding and use of role-playing games, especially their uses in achieving therapeutic and/or educational goals for participants from all populations, but especially populations with special needs. Funds may also be used to help encourage providing services to people that cannot normally receive insurance, or personally afford to pay, for services that use role-playing games to help them still receive the RPG related services for them to achieve their educational or therapeutic goals.

We are an organization of professionals from various fields, and participating with other organizations to establish professional standards in the the role-playing gaming profession, the elusive "RPG Professional" If you consider yourself an RPG professional, or hope to becoming professional in the RPG industry, be sure to check out our training, certification, and employment opportunities.

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