John Shank

Therapeutic Recreation Program, Temple University

John Shank is a Professor Emeritus in Temple University's Department of Rehabiliation Sciences.  He has been an active advocate for inclusive recreation for the past 25 years, testifying before Congress to support the inclusion of recreation as a related service in IDEA legislation and access standards for recreation facilities in IDEA legislation.  Most recently, he is Co-Project Director for a grant from Pennsylvania's Developmental Disability Council promoting inclusive recreation in after-school programs.