NISRA - Nothern Illinois Special Recreation Association
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News & Events

charity paint & sip
NISRA is the 1st organization to benefit from this creative event. Space is limited, so sign up soon!
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Life Planning workshop
On thurs April 5, NISRA is hosting the Life Planning for your child with Special Needs--Making their future more secure. Please RSVP to Holly at the NISRA Office.
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Congrats Emily!
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Emily Todd, NISRA's Manager of Cultural Arts/L.I.F.E. received the Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section Professional of the Year Award on Jan 18th with over 200 of our special recreation colleagues in attendance.

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.

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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 Vision

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 Values

  • Fun
  • Professional
  • Compassionate
  • Trustworthy
  • Innovative

Our Video

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

 

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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 available!

Click on the button below to begin.
NOTE: If you're new to NISRA, a paper registration form is required for just the first time you register, so that we'll have important emergency contact information for the participant.  

Current Brochures

Click here for the Winter/Spring 2018 brochure. Registration received after the DEC 15 DEADLINE is processed after JAN 15.

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Click here for the Summer Day Camps brochure. Note: online registration is not available for camp.

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Please check back for updates on locations that are tentative or To Be Announced.

                                                                           




 

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                     

 

Shop the NISRA Store

To view the merchandise and find order information, click here.

Donate

Support NISRA/NISRA Foundation with your online donation. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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United Way Support

A Barrington Area United Way

supported agency. www.bauw.org