Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)
Do you know someone with a disability who would like to go out and have some fun and make friends? Since 1976, NISRA has provided recreation programs for people with disabilities. Sports and fitness, Special Olympics, cultural arts, outdoor activities and preschool programs, along with camps, special events and trips offer enjoyment for children, teens and adults of all ability levels. Dundee Township Park District is one of NISRA’s 13 member districts, and programs are provided in community facilities throughout the area. Ask for the NISRA brochure at the park district office, call (815) 459-0737, or visit NISRA’s web site at www.nisra.org for more information.
NISRA offers Special Olympics training and competition in several sports including alpine skiing, aquatics, basketball, bocce ball, bowling, cross-country skiing, figure skating, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, snowshoeing, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
How About a Park District Program?
NISRA staff also assists the park district staff with including residents in park district programs. Call (815) 459-0737 with general questions about inclusion or contact the Park District to register for a program. Check out NISRA’s website at www.nisra.org
The Dundee Township Park District will comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. If anyone in your family would like to participate in a Park District program but requires special facilities or equipment because of a disability, please contact Don Kappel at 847-551-4300. The Park District will make reasonable accommodations in recreational programs and facilities to enable participation by an individual with a disability. The ADA requires that recreational programs offered by the Park District be available in the most integrated setting appropriate for each individual. If you have any questions about the Park District’s policy regarding ADA, or believe you have been discriminated against by the Park District, contact Don Kappel at 847-551-4300. A procedure is available for the resolution of complaints.