Liz Longhurst

TRED Coordinator, Coach Intern Supervisor

Within her role at the National Ability Center, Liz supervises Therapeutic Recreation and COACH (Creating Opportunities for ACHievement) Internships. In addition, Liz manages the consistency and quality of all training and education opportunities, including internal staff and volunteer trainings through conferences and professional workshops. Finally, she cultivates the development team leaders of National Ability Center’s year-round Camps and Community Programs.

A Utah-licensed Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS), Liz brings a Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation and a Masters in Adaptive Physical Education to the National Ability Center, as well as teaching certificates in state- and nationally-accredited programs. As a volunteer snowboard instructor, she is also a member of the Professional Ski Instructor Association - International and supports NAC staff as they work toward their different levels within the certifying system.

Liz believes that it is a human right to lead a healthy, happy, purposeful life. She works to help individuals focus on not just what they can do, but on what they do well. Allowing them and their support networks to better understand their strengths, passions, and internal motivations to live that quality life as independently as possible.

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Naming and Framing: How to Create Your Own Identity With the Mantra “I Can”

by Liz Longhurst

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