NISRA - Nothern Illinois Special Recreation Association
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News & Events

Bunco Bash registration is open!
Ladies, this hilarious event is coming soon. Click here for details.

Winter & Spring registration ends Tues, Dec 18
The Winter/Spring registration deadline is coming soon. Register online in the column at the right. We're continuing to update important phone numbers so please be thorough in completing your form. Thank you!

Featured Artist
Congratulations to Danny Sipple on being the Fall Featured Artist! Danny is a positive light who encourages and compliments others during NISRA's Art Explorations program. He enjoys making friends and learning new techniques. Danny has learned that "art is not just paintbrushes and colors, for example, last year we had an art exhibit entirely made from garbage!" Danny's medium of choice is acrylics and watercolors. Keep up the extraordinary work, Danny!

Special Olympics officials needed
NISRA needs sports officials, especially basketball at this time of year. If you, or someone you know may be interested, please contact Kara at the NISRA Office for details.

The NISRA Store is back in business
The NISRA Store is re-opening with new items for sale and big discounts on clearance items. Click here for an order form. 


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.


Customer Service Mission
Click here to view the statement.


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


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.

Contact Us

NISRA welcomes your questions, comments, and feedback that will help us serve you better.
Click here to contact us.

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 to view the Winter & Spring brochure. Registration received after the Dec 18 deadline will be processed after January 21. We are updating important phone numbers. Please be thorough with phone numbers on your registration.

Click here to view the Fall brochure:



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United Way Support

A Barrington Area United Way

supported agency.