Please see the "News & Events" column below for any program cancellations.
News & Events
Our annual night to recognize participants, volunteers, part-time staff, board members & community supporters is coming Tuesday, March 17th. You won't want to miss this heart-warming evening of food, stories, laughter & applause. Click here for more information.
“Get Your Hero On”
The McHenry County Human Race is a unique 5K that supports charities serving McHenry County IL. Each race participant designates which organization will receive the proceeds of their race fee. Organizations that join also have a chance at winning cash prizes for their organization.
Come be a part of NISRA's MARVEL-ous Heroes Team!
When: Sunday, April 26, 2015 (This event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.)
Where: McHenry County College, 8900 US RT 14, Crystal Lake IL 60012
Time: 8:00am race begins (see complete race day schedule for full events)
Click here to register
Run, Walk, Show your Support!!!
2014 Safety Review
We recently received news from PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency) that our score on our Loss Control Review is 99.57 on a 100 point scale, a rating of "Excellence Level A!" The review is a comprehensive risk management assessment and education tool designed to measure the safety practices of park districts and special recreation agencies. Thank you to all of our staff & volunteers for their part in making our programs safe & fun!
Our Annual Report, featuring NISRA & the NISRA Foundation was mailed in December. If you didn't receive a copy, you can view it here or contact the office to have a copy mailed to 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 Spring programs is still available.
Click on the button to begin!
Click here for the Winter/Spring 2015 brochure. Registration deadline for Spring is February 19.
Shop the NISRA Store
To view the merchandise and find order information, click here.
Support NISRA with your online donation.
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United Way Support
A Barrington Area United Way
supported agency. www.bauw.org