News & Events
Make A Difference Day
On Make A Difference Day, Saturday October 25th, Gannett Healthcare Group employees came to create a mural in the Sage TR Center that portrays the people of NISRA. Thank you, Gannett employees, it turned out fantastic!
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Thank you to all of the over 520 guests who attended and dozens of volunteers who made our event festive. Thank you to our generous sponsors Brake Parts, Inc.; Sage Products, Inc.; BMO Harris Bank; Base Class Solutions; Aptargroup; Fire Wagon Hockey; and Miller Verchota, Inc. Timeless Holidays donated all 5 Christmas Trees! Big Kid Powersports, R.A. Adams Enterprises, and the Spring Grove Snow Grovers provided the resources to deliver the trees to the winners. Cliff Jackson was our fabulous Master of Ceremonies again and Radka Sumberova gives her time & talent to take beautiful photographs. Thanks again, everyone, we appreciate you!
NISRA Staff have been recognized by the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA) for far exceeding the 70% benchmark of participation in the 2014 Health Risk Assessment program. NISRA had 89% participation and ranked #22 out of 86 agencies!
Kando Bakery granola bars & LIFE
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. Several months ago 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.
Registration & Brochures
Online registration for Winter & Spring programs will be available through the holidays.
Click on the button to begin!
Click here for the new Winter/Spring 2015 brochure. Registration deadline is December 19...before the holidays!
Click here to open & view the Fall 2014 brochure if you have questions about current programs in session.
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