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by Hawke Robinson published Oct 25, 2016 01:55 PM, last modified Jul 27, 2017 01:37 PM

The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, a mobile Therapeutic Recreation & Music facility. Providing "RPG Therapy", "RPG Education", and "RPG Research" to people in un-served and under-served locations.

Help improve the Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer to seat more people with special needs.

 

 


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Zombie Orpheus Entertainment, of The Gamers and Journey Quest.

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On KREM 2 News & NorthWest Cable Network (NWCN)

A mobile, wheelchair-friendly facility expanding the reach of RPG Therapeutics, providing Recreation Therapy and Music services to un-served and under-served populations throughout North America. Using role-playing games to achieve therapeutic "RPG Therapy" and educational "RPG Education" goals for clients and students.

Video #1, from Segment ("Hit") #3, 7:45 am, October 10, 2016. Donate To the RPG Trailer Today!

Archived Video & Article from KREM 2 News, original URL: http://www.krem.com/news/local/spokane-county/local-man-opens-unique-mobile-therapy-unit-to-help-physically-disabled/333302903

Also they posted it on Northwest Cable News here: http://www.nwcn.com/news/local/spokane-county/local-man-opens-unique-mobile-therapy-unit-to-help-physically-disabled/333306503

 

A mobile, wheelchair-friendly facility expanding the reach of RPG Therapeutics, providing Recreation Therapy and Music services to un-served and under-served populations throughout North America.

  

The RPG Trailer extends the reach of free Recreation Therapy based services to people with disabilities in rural locations, furthers the goals of The RPG Research Project (http://www.rpgresearch.com) through more geographically dispersed research capabilities, facilitates training and therapeutic services offered by RPG Therapeutics LLC (http://www.rpgtherapeutics.com).

 

 

Additional News Coverage of The RPG Trailer

Local man opens unique mobile therapy unit to help people with disabilities.

Local man opens up unique mobile therapy unit

Kaitlin Loukides , KREM 10:25 AM. PDT October 10, 2016

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SPOKANE, Wash. – One local man said Monday he is on a mission to help people with physical disabilities by using one unique method – RPGs, or role playing games.

Hawke Robinson first thought of the idea two years ago. He is offering mobile therapy called “RPG Research” which brings a therapy trailer right to the patient’s doorstep.

As a recreation therapist for the Washington State Department of Health, Robinson has been studying ways to help people recovering from traumatic brain injuries, ADD and ADHD, and Cerebral Palsy, through different methods.

What Robinson found was a bit unconventional. He purchased a wheelchair-friendly trailer he was able to customize and turn into a mobile therapy unit. Inside, it has up to 50 different musical instruments for patients to use during the healing process, along with his primary focus – tabletop role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

Robinson said he has taken extensive neuroscience research and used it to understand how beneficial RPGs are in the therapy process for these patients.

Robinson paid for everything out of his own pocket and said he does not charge patients. He does have a GoFundMe account set up for people wanting to help him continue to serve and expand the service to more people across the region.

To learn more about his project, visit the RPG Research Project website.

 

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Mobile therapy unit

 

More from KREM2 News / NWCN

Video #2 from Segment ("Hit") #1 broadcast live at 5:34 am, October 10th, 2016. Donate to the RPG Trailer Today!

Original URL: http://www.krem.com/news/local/spokane-county/local-man-opens-up-mobile-therapy-unit/333209401

 

 

Video #3, from KREM 2 News Live Facebook Broadcast around 9:00 am, October 10th, 2016. Donate to the trailer today!

I couldn't get embed code to work for the FB video, so here is a youtube version of the same video

 

Original Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/KREM2/videos/10153881882091301/

 

 

Video #4, Noon News Remix from Segment 3 with photos added. Donate to the RPG Research Project today!

Teaser at 0:15 to 00:24, main segment at 03:06 to 05:56

 

 

The Two Bards Podcast (Andy Dopieralski & Scott C. Brown) + Brian Lewis: Support the RPG Trailer today!

 

 

 

NSFW: The Two Bards, off-color comedy, support The Wheelchair Friendly RPG Trailer, donate today!

 

 

Additional Notes, Links, etc.

The links mentioned in the videos:
Recreation Therapy & music based activities, especially role-playing games.
The RPG Trailer: http://www.rpgtrailer.com
The RPG Research Project: http://www.rpgresearch.com
The RPG Training through RPG Therapeutics LLC: http://www.rpgtherapy.com
Note that this is the prototype trailer (it can hold 3-4 people in wheelchairs), the Gofundme is for building the more ideal trailer that can hold more people in wheelchairs (6-8 people).
Other notes and additional links:
And as mentioned in video: the fuzzy d20 dice were a gift I received while on tour the previous weekend, from Adam Johns and Adam Davis of Wheelhouse Workshop - http://www.wheelhouseworkshop
The green bard hat thanks to Andy Dopieralski and Scott C. Brown of The Gamers http://www.watchthegamers.com and the Two Bards Podcast http://www.twobards.com
For my music as mentioned, "Synthetic Zen" you can listen and buy albums at http://www.indieairradio.com/product-category/music/hawke-robinson/ or check out live performances at http://youtube.com/thesyntheticzen and my website http://www.syntheticzen.com any money I receive for my music goes toward the RPG Trailer fund.
Additional Disclaimers & Notes:
At this stage I have been unable to get access to the other clips, they stated their lawyers do not allow them to release the archives to the public. I am still trying to find a means to get access to the rest of the clips that were more complete.
Since those missing clips included more details and some of my disclaimers, and they trimmed the online videos for the sake of brevity, here is more information about Hawke Robinson (me): http://www.rpgresearch.com/about/staff/hawke-robinson
Short summary: I am registered with the Washington State Department of Health as a Recreational Therapist, but still working toward getting the national certification from NCTRC, the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). I am nearing completion of an interdisciplinary degree in Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, & Research Psychology at Eastern Washington University.

 

Clarifications, Corrections, & Disclaimers

Some clarifications and corrections that didn't make it into the clips or need clarification in the article.

I am registered with the Washington State Department of Health, I do not work for them.

I am working on an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Recreation Therapy, Music Therapy, Neuroscience, and Research Psychology through Eastern Washington University.

I am still working toward getting the national Therapeutic Recreation (TR) certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) through NCTRC. I have completed the required TR courses (and most of my other degree requirements), and I am now chiseling away at finishing my last few research psychology courses. I also have 2 internships to complete, one is a 16 week (40 hours/week) TR internship required to sit for the CTRS test, and a 10 week research psychology internship. Hopefully I will have all my degree requirements, the internships, and the CTRS requirements completed by the end of 2017, but no later than end of 2018.

I am an active member in good standing since 2014 for: American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) - http://www.atra-online.com, Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association (WSTRA) - http://www.wstra.org, Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association (PNWATRA) - http://www.pnwatra.org (since January 2016), and I am Mental Health USA First Aid Certified - MHFAC.

More information about Hawke Robinson here: http://www.rpgresearch.com/about/staff/hawke-robinson

 

 

 

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