News & Events
Halloween Dance Location Change
Participants registered for the Halloween Dance on Friday, October 24, please note that it is being moved from Hannah Beardsley School to Park Place, 406 West Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake. Transportation times & locations will be the same.
Make A Difference Day
On Make A Difference Day, Saturday October 25th, Gannett Healthcare Group employees are coming to create a mural in the Sage TR Center that will portray the people of NISRA. Thank you, Gannett employees, we can't wait to see it!
NISRA Art Exhibit
It's back! The NISRA Art Exhibit at Lakeside Legacy Arts Park takes place during the month of November. Unwind on Friday evening, November 7th when the exhibit opens with the artists, family & friends, refreshments, and live music. The "First Friday" reception begins at 5:00 pm at the Arts Park, which is at the Dole Mansion in Crystal Lake.
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
The NISRA Foundation Board of Directors invite you to experience the joy of the holiday season! Come enjoy a delightful day complete with a luncheon, raffles, silent and live auction, fashion and more. Learn how you can join our mission of enriching lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences. For more information, click on the invitation below.
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 Fall programs is available through mid-September.
Click on the button to begin!
Click here to open & view the Fall 2014 brochure. Registration deadline is September 12.
Shop the NISRA Store
To view the merchandise and find order information, click here.
Support NISRA with your online donation.
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