News and Events
Welcome to NISRA
The Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association 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.
NISRA will be recognized as a leader in providing community based therapeutic recreation services for children and adults with disabilities and maintain a positive, strong and collaborative relationship with its member districts. NISRA will also be recognized as a desirable place to work.
Our Service Area
NISRA serves residents with disabilities in 13 communities in northern Illinois, thanks to the partnership of the member districts. Click here for a list of NISRA’s member districts.
Our Customer Service
It is important to NISRA that we not only provide professionalism through delivery of our services, but also in our customer service approach and experience. View our Customer Service Mission Statement (PDF) for more information.
NISRA received Level A, Accredited status in our 2018 Loss Control Review process by the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA). This is the highest rating awarded by PDRMA, and is a reflection of NISRA staff & volunteers consistently implementing the safety standards set forth by PDRMA.
Two time recipient, for excellence in park and recreation management.