News & Events
The Human Race
This unique 5K Run/Walk supports NISRA, plus over 50 McHenry County non-profit organizations and includes awards, entertainment & prizes. Join the NISRA Avengers team on Sunday, April 27 for a great time! Click here for the event web site.
Run & Roll Track Meet
This track meet for children & adults with a primary physical disability is coming May 31! To learn more about the meet, visit a great web site, www.bensrunandroll.org and visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/RunRollTrackMeet. If you're interested in sponsorship, inquire by April 15 to get maximum benefits.
Day Camp deadline approaching
Click in the right column of this page to view the Summer Day Camps brochure. The deadline is April 24th. A couple of camp locations and dates changed (due to snow dates & facility issues)! For updated information, view each camp's page by clicking at the top of this page on "Programs" then drop down to "Summer Day Camps" for the list of camps.
Congratulations Brian & Jillian!
Executive Director Brian Shahinian and Manager of Fund Development Jillian Giese were recently honored with Illinois Park & Recreation Association awards! Brian received the Distinguished Service Award from the Therapeutic Recreation Section and Jillian was chosen for the Vision Award by the Communications & Marketing Section. They were both completely surprised! Kudos to both deserving recipients.
Kando Bakery & LIFE were on TV!
Have you tried the Kando Bakery's gourmet granola bars or gluten-free bars yet? NISRA's LIFE program participants help package these delicious bars, which are available at a few local outlets and through their web site, www.kandobakery.com. Channel 2 newsman Harry Porterfield visited NISRA’s LIFE program to learn about the partnership between Kando Bakery and LIFE. The station aired the feature during an evening broadcast at 5 pm! Click here for a link to the feature. For more information about Kando Bakery, Read more...
Welcome to NISRA
Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association
NISRA provides year round recreation activities for people with disabilities. Since 1976, children and adults of all ability levels have enjoyed socializing, building skills and having fun in hundreds of weekly programs, special events, camps and trips each year.
NISRA...enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences.
Are you familiar with NISRA? Click here to watch a heart-warming 9 minute video about us.
Our Service Area
NISRA serves residents with disabilities in 13 communities in northern Illinois, thanks to the partnership of the member districts. Click here to see the list of 13 member districts.
Programs & Brochures
Online registration for Summer programs is now available.
Click on the button to begin!
Programs & Current Brochures
Click here to open & view the Summer 2014 brochure. Register by May 23!
Click here to view the Summer Day Camp brochure. (online registration for camp is not available)
Shop the NISRA Store
To view the merchandise and find order information, click here.
Support NISRA with your online donation.
Connect With Us
United Way Support
A Barrington Area United Way
supported agency. www.bauw.org