NISRA - Nothern Illinois Special Recreation Association
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News & Events

NISRA presents...
Little Mermaid, Jr.

Celebrate the achievements of 25 actors from NISRA's theater programs as they present a shortened version of this popular musical. Performances on Wed, Dec 7 and Fri, Dec 9 will start at 7 pm and last about an hour at the Huntley Park District Cosman Theater, 12015 Mill Street. $2 tickets may be purchased at the NISRA Office or at the door, and will help offset cost of the production. Spotlight Youth Theater is also assisting and donating costumes. "Break a leg, actors!"

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Macky Leech, NISRA's Employee of the Month for October! Within 2 short years Macky has done a variety of programs (her favorite is Super Saturdays) and she organized the "Hilarity for Charity" improv fundraiser for NISRA last spring. Macky, thank you for demonstrating NISRA's values and for being an outstanding staff member! 

40 Years!
Thanks to everyone
connected with NISRA who has helped us reach this tremendous milestone. And, thanks to the Northwest Herald and McHenry Chronicle for publishing feature stories which you can see at:

Annual Report
If you would like to see the NISRA & NISRA Foundation Annual Report, click here to view it or contact the office to have a copy mailed to you.


NISRA E-news
NISRA and the NISRA Foundation have a newsletter that comes to you via email. We promise not to clog up your inbox...our newsletter is only sent a few times each year when we have important news & reminders to share. If you would like to receive the newsletter, just enter your email address in the box below and click "Join"!


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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.

Our Mission

NISRA...enriching the lives of people with disabilities through meaningful recreation experiences.

Our Values

  • Fun
  • Professional
  • Compassionate
  • Trustworthy
  • Innovative

Our Video


Are you familiar with NISRA?
Click here to watch a heart-warming 9 minute video about us.



NISRA also has a YouTube channel. See a few more videos there: NISRACrystalLake (no spaces between words)

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 is now available!

Click on the button below to begin.  

Current Brochures

Click here for the Winter Spring 2017 brochure. REGISTRATION RECEIVED AFTER THE DEC 16 DEADLINE WILL BE PROCESSED AFTER JAN 16. Participant may not be able to join the program.

Click here for the Fall 2016 brochure.





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United Way Support

A Barrington Area United Way

supported agency.