News & Events
Camp brochures available...dates likely to change!
NISRA's Summer Day Camp brochure is now available! We had to go ahead with printing our proposed camp dates, but winter hasn't ended & there may be more snow! Schools that host our camps may be extending their calendars due to snow days. The availability of school facilities & transportation may affect the start dates of our camps & camp transportation.
Check back here for updates. We'll also communicate changes to parents/guardians who register their children for camp.
A Night to Remember
If you've never attended NISRA's Recognition Night, you've missed a heart-warming celebration of the people who make us strong. For the 20th year, we'll gather for food, stories, laughter & applause...and there's even dancing at the end of the evening for those who want to dance. Click here to download a Registration Form. The registration deadline is Friday, February 28. We're also seeking contributors to cover the cost for NISRA participants to attend. If you can sponsor a participant, you can use the Registration Form or donate online at: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nisrarecognitionnight2014/nisraparticipantsponsorship
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 Winter & Spring programs is available.
Click on the button to begin!
Programs & Current Brochures
Click here to open & view the Winter Spring 2014 brochure.
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