Dr. Lyn Litchke is an Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation in the Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University where she has taught for 16 years. She is the 2016 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Service. Lyn has been a Certified Recreation Therapy Specialist for over 30 years. Additionally, she is certified in DRUMS ALIVE DRUMTASTIC, 200 hr. Integrative Yoga Therapy, Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga, Kid Yoga Fit, and Horticulture Therapy. Her overall area of research focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities through various therapeutic recreation interventions. Recently, her research efforts have focused on utilizing Drumtastic and yoga as an intervention for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder partnered with College Students and Veterans.