Recreation Programs Offered for Individuals with Disabilities
Village of Schiller Park is a Member of NEDSRA
The Village of Schiller Park is a member of Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA), a 501(c)(3) agency, providing recreation opportunities to both children and adults with disabilities. NEDSRA is a cooperative of eight park districts and three village recreation departments in northeast DuPage and west Cook Counties, formed in 1976 to combine resources and avoid duplication in providing recreation programs and services for people with disabilities. NEDSRA’s mission is to serve as an integral partner with its member park districts and villages to positively impact people with disabilities through diverse recreation opportunities and community services. NEDSRA’s primary purpose is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in our member communities by providing recreation services comparable to those available to people without disabilities, thereby helping each individual reach their highest level of independence.
NEDSRA has grown from serving a few hundred individuals in 1977 to serving more than 4,000 individuals each year presently. NEDSRA offers more than 800 social development, leisure education, recreation, nature and sports skills programs and services on an annual basis. Services are available for all individuals from three years of age through adulthood whose disability classifications may include, but are not limited to learning disability, behavior disorder, youth at risk, mental disability, physical disability, visual impairment, deaf and hearing impaired, multiple disability, mental illness, severe and profound mental disability, and autism.
For more information about NEDSRA, pick up a brochure at the Schiller Park Recreation Center or call (630) 620-4500, to request a seasonal brochure. You can also visit NEDSRA’s website at www.nedsra.org.