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  • 1. WINTER 2010 Early Bird Deadline: December 28 2 chances to win a $50 gift certificate! See page 3 for details. New Programs for Individuals with: • Multiple Impairments • Mental Impairments • Paralympic Sports Expanded Performing Arts Program
  • 2. NEDSRA Winter 2010 Thank You Loyal Supporters! NEDSRA programs and services could not exist without the support and contributions from individuals, organizations and businesses throughout the year. We sincerely appreciate the financial contributions given by so many donors between July and September 2009. Their donations have such a positive impact on the individuals we serve. We sincerely thank you! Alfred Bersted Foundation Barbara and William Cizek Dinner Sponsor Media Sponsor Roesch Family Auto Group Lisbeth Grillos AXA Advisors, LLC Tribune Corporation Lenore Roesch Ewald Hartwig Lunch Sponsors Golf Balls Sponsor David and Jane Roesch International Contractors, Inc. MB Financial Dan Roesch Helping Hand Sertoma Club Quality Oil, Inc. Jeannine Roesch Golf Towels Sponsor Sandra Hupp Manheim Arena Illinois Special T Unlimited Paul Roesch Sandra Klitzing Catherine Roesch and Beverage Sponsors Beat the Staff Contest Christopher Mikucki Holly Lauer Jeannine Roesch Sponsor Cathy Roesch, Sunshine Through Golf NEDSRA Golf Team Sponsor Lombard Lions Club Christopher Mikucki & Olivia Foundation Glenn Binstein Family Mary and Ted Marszalek Raffle Prize Sponsor John F. and Joan P. Mullins Charitable Foundation AXA Advisors, LLC Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation One Hole Sponsors Two Hole Sponsors, cont. Illinois State Senators, cont. Rotary Club of Elmhurst 3-D Design Studio AthletiCo Larry Roesch Chrysler Jeep Dodge Larry Roesch Volkswagen James DeLeo Kirk W. Dillard Roberta Sabella Benefits Made Easy PPG Industries Don Harmon Sam’s Club Carnica, Inc. CJC Auto Parts & Tire Co. Special T Unlimited The Village of Glendale Heights Randy Hultgren Terry Link Silver Lining Support Foundation Tom Chapman Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess John Millner Leslie Worcester D & I Electronics, Inc. DeBlasio Law Group, LLC Tribune Media Group Carol Pankau Westbrook Financial Services Donne E. Trotter Susan and Richard Zarr Direct Response Resource, Inc. Retired Senator Kay Wojcik Doyle Signs, Inc. Cash Donors & In-Kind Sponsors Eaglewood Resort & Spa AthletiCo Illinois State Representatives Franky’s Red Hots - Frank Spano Lisa Campana House Speaker Michael Madigan Jeff Grams Senator Dan Cronin, Tom Cross, Republican Leader NEDSRA This Winter… Harris N.A. Illinois Bus Sales International Body Shop, Inc. Citizens for Cronin Dan Dalziel Mark Beaubien, Jr. Patricia Bellock Mike Fugiel Bob Biggins Itasca Bank & Trust Co. Glendale Lakes Golf Club, Bill Black Satisfaction Survey Kasab Multi-Service, Inc. Lauterbach & Amen, LLP Village of Glendale Heights Bob and Kit Kunkel Michael Bost Dan Burke Coming this January. Maranon Capital, LLP Mid America/Kleer-View Links & Tees, Addison Park District James Durkin Jerry O’Hara Franco Coladipietro Window Cleaners, Inc. Don Regan Barbara Flynn Currie Holiday Planning Midas of Addison Mobile Productivity Works, Inc. Salt Creek Golf Club, Joseph Lyons NEDSRA Board of Trustees Wood Dale Park District Sid Mathias Give the gift of Northwest Insurance Network, Inc. Price Consulting John Short Sign Works Susana Mendoza Sandy Pihos Raymond James & Associates Special T Unlimited/Zero Limits Raymond Poe Regional Truck Equipment Co., Inc. Steve Solesky - Assistant Golf Pro, Dennis Reboletti S & S Automotive Group Glendale Lakes Golf Club Robert Rita Seyfarth Shaw LLP Standard Industrial & Automotive Kathleen Ryg Scotty’s Car Wash Equipment, Inc. Angelo “Skip” Saviano Sign Works NEDSRA gift certificates are available in any amount Sugar Creek Golf Course, Art Turner Speer Financial, Inc. Village of Villa Park Illinois Dept. of Commerce & and can be applied toward any of our programs. Gift Temme Auto Trim West, Inc. The Warranty Group/Resource TopGolf USA Economic Opportunity certificates may be purchased at NEDSRA administrative Dealer Group Western Acres Golf Course, Lombard Park District Director Warren Ribley office or by phone if paying with a credit card. Vanguard Security Company Sharon L. Way White Pines Golf Club, Governor’s Office Jack Lavin, Chief Operating Officer Bensenville Park District Westmore Supply Company NEDSRA Hotline Donna Wilkins - York Twp. Assessor Legislative Support Special thanks to the Bensenville Two Hole Sponsors Governor Pat Quinn Park District Board and staff, For your convenience, NEDSRA’s phone system has AXA Advisors, LLC Jesse White, Sec. of State of Illinois including Tom Earley, President, been expanded to better serve you. Now when you Crowe Horwath, LLP DiCianni Graphics Illinois State Senators Park Board of Commissioners, and Robert Jarecki, Director of Parks Senate President John Cullerton call our office, you will hear 2 new prompts that FGMK, LLC Christine Radogno, Minority Leader & Recreation, and to the entire staff direct you to a recording with up-to-date First Chicago Bank & Trust Ketone Automotive, Inc. Pamela Althoff of White Pines Golf Club, without whose support this event would not Dan Cronin information about program changes or Larry Roesch Chevrolet be a success! cancellations, transportation and weather- Thanks to the NEDSRA Board of Trustees and Staff for supporting this event and its sponsors. 2 related issues.
  • 3. GENERAL INFORMATION Table of Contents What is NEDSRA? 3-5 General Information NEDSRA helps provide sports, recreation, and leisure opportunities 6 Facility Directory & Program Locations to adults and children with disabilities. By working cooperatively 7-10 Community Events with 8 park districts and 3 villages, NEDSRA serves more than 4,000 people each year. If you have a disability, or know of someone who 11 Day Camp Preview does, call to learn about our programs at 630-620-4500. Financial 12-17 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism assistance is available for qualified applicants. 18 Youth with a Physical Disability Proudly Serving the Communities of: 19 Youth with a Physical Disability or Multiple Impairments Addison Park District, Bensenville Park District, Butterfield Park District, Village of Glendale Heights, Itasca Park District, Lombard Park District, 20 Youth/Adults with a Mental Impairment Medinah Park District, Oakbrook Terrace Park District, Village of 21 Youth/Adults with a Hearing or Visual Impairment Schiller Park, Village of Villa Park, Wood Dale Park District 21-22 Youth/Adults - Paralympic Sports 23-24 Youth/Adults - Special Olympics Sports 25-30 Adults with a Mental Disability 31-32 Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Important Dates: December 28....... Early Bird Drawing 33-34 Special Olympics Medical Information Form Register and pay by December 28 and you will automatically be 35 Support Staff entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 NEDSRA program certificates! Each paid program registration = one entry! More programs/more chances to win! Winner will be notified during the week of January 4. This season only January 5 General Registration Deadline* Two chances January 16 .Winter Programs Begin to win a *unless otherwise noted. $50 Spring brochure online: NEDSRA program Monday, February 1 certificate. NEW! NEDSRA Office Location and Hours HOTLINE Hours: NEDSRA’s regular office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours and on weekends, Receive up-to-date information with the please leave a voice mail message. Staff will gladly return your call as soon as possible. touch of a button NEDSRA Administrative Offices when you call NEDSRA: 1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison IL 60101-1076 • program changes/ cancellations PHONE: 630-620-4500 • transportation FAX: 630-620-4598 • weather-related issues (TDD) 630-620-7477 3 www.nedsra.org Drop Box – Mail Box: For your convenience, a drop-off box to place registration materials is located to the right of NEDSRA’s front entry door. The drop box is checked weekday mornings.
  • 4. GENERAL INFORMATION Call Us – We Can Help Adam Kramer, Recreation Specialist - Adaptive/Paralympic Sports akramer@nedsra.org Nicole Graver, Recreation Coordinator - Youth Services ngraver@nedsra.org Carrie Henry, CPRP, Recreation Coordinator - Adults PD chenry@nedsra.org Maggie Krohn, Recreation Coordinator - Adults MD mkrohn@nedsra.org Annie Machynia, Recreation Coordinator - School Services, Deaf Services amachynia@nedsra.org Carrie Gascoigne (Stenger), CTRS, Rec. Coordinator – Youth PD, Multi-Needs cgascoigne@nedsra.org Beth Corso, Senior Recreation Coordinator - Special Olympics bcorso@nedsra.org Lori Miller, CTRS, Recreation Manager - Adults VI lmiller@nedsra.org Ann Roytek-Rylko, CPRP, Recreation Manager - Inclusion, Support Staff aroytek@nedsra.org Jeena Greenwalt, CPRP, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation jgreenwalt@nedsra.org Lisa Deets, CTRS, Superintendent of Recreation ldeets@nedsra.org Rita Grooms, Manager of Operations rgrooms@nedsra.org Sue Martellotta, Administrative Services smartellotta@nedsra.org Shelley Sandner, Database Secretary ssandner@nedsra.org Christine Corriero, Registrar/Secretary ccorriero@nedsra.org Karen Lesniak, Director of Fund Development klesniak@nedsra.org Monica Del Angel, Director of Public Information mdelangel@nedsra.org Susan Balling, CPRP, Assistant to the Director sballing@nedsra.org Larry Reiner, Ed.D., CPRP, Executive Director lreiner@nedsra.org Suggested Ages & Abilities Putting People First NEDSRA offers most programs and special events to NEDSRA encourages the concept of putting people first. targeted age and ability groups so that programs can be No eligible participant shall be denied equal access to designed to meet individual needs. Anyone wishing to programs, activities, services or benefits on the basis participate in a program that does not appear to meet his of race, gender, creed, national origin or disability, or or her specific age or ability is encouraged to contact the be limited in the exercise of any right, advantage or Si usted habla NEDSRA office for additional information and to determine opportunity. español whether reasonable accommodations can be made. Si usted habla español Code of Conduct y desea más información Inclusion Services NEDSRA participants are expected to demonstrate Not every person with a special need or disabling appropriate behavior at all times. The following is a sobre los programas y condition will require NEDSRA programming. In some list of the Association’s behavior codes, which have servicios de NEDSRA, cases, it will be appropriate for NEDSRA staff to work in been developed to help make the programs safe por favor marque 630-620-4500, extensión cooperation with our member partners to advise and/or and enjoyable for all participants. Additional rules or 124. Deje su nombre y assist residents wishing to participate in recreational guidelines may be developed for specific programs if el número de teléfono, y programs offered by their local park district or recreation deemed necessary by NEDSRA staff. un intérprete le devolveré department. We strongly encourage that inclusion be 1. Show respect to fellow participants and staff. su llamada dentro de 24 considered as a recreational option. 2. Refrain from using abusive or foul language. horas de lunes a viernes. NEDSRA support services may include: 3. Refrain from causing or threatening bodily harm to self, • One-to-one consultation fellow participants and staff. • In-service training with park district and 4. Show respect to equipment and facilities. recreation staff 5. Additional or individual behavior management plans • Assistance with the aid of leisure buddies may be developed based on the input of parents, • Provisions of community resources guardians, NEDSRA staff, or other professionals. A caring, fair and positive approach will be utilized These services are provided to residents at no cost. 4 regarding the use of any disciplinary methods. Each We will do everything possible to make your inclusion situation will be evaluated individually and on its own experience a success. For more information, contact Ann merit. NEDSRA reserves the right to dismiss a partici- Roytek-Rylko, Inclusion Manager, at 630-620-4500 ext. 133. pant at any time.
  • 5. GENERAL INFORMATION NEDSRA Board of Trustees Chairman Greg Kuhs, Wood Dale Park District Vice Chairman Cecelia Sullivan, Village of Glendale Heights Board Board Secretary John Bealer, Village of Schiller Park Meetings Mark McKinnon, Addison Park District Ken Anderson, Bensenville Park District The NEDSRA Board of Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Larry Montgomery, Butterfield Park District the first Wednesday of every month, unless otherwise Maryfran Leno, Itasca Park District noted on the NEDSRA website. Paul Friedrichs, Lombard Park District The Board meets at NEDSRA, 1770 W. Centennial Place Tom Connolly, Medinah Park District in Addison. All meetings are open to the public. Please Laura Barron, Oakbrook Terrace Park District check the website for updates. Bob Niemann, Village of Villa Park Vision Mission An agency of excellence, demonstrated by member To serve as an integral partner with our member park districts and partners working cooperatively with Board, staff and the villages to positively impact individuals with disabilities through diverse community to enhance the quality of life for each individual. recreation opportunities and community services. Our Core Values: Service with Compassion • Excellence and Quality • Integrity • Commitment Satisfaction Guaranteed Program Cancellations Policy NEDSRA reserves the right to cancel any program, activity We feel it is our responsibility to provide you with the or event which does not meet minimum enrollment goals. Active Duty best, most enjoyable and highest quality recreation Participants are strongly urged to register for programs, Military Fee services possible. If your experience with NEDSRA is not activities and events as soon as possible to avoid the dis- Assistance 100% satisfactory, please let us know and we will remedy appointment of a cancelled program. Should a program Policy the situation. be cancelled by NEDSRA, a full refund will be issued. Fee assistance is now available to Resident/Nonresident Policy Brochure Changes/Error active duty military NEDSRA programs are supported by user fees, grants and personnel and their donations, and subsidies from eleven partner communities Disclaimer dependents residing through tax dollars. As a result, individuals residing within Due to the large amount of information offered in NEDSRA in NEDSRA’s member NEDSRA’s eleven partner communities receive discounted brochures, errors and changes may occur. Information is partner communities. program rates and are ensured registration priority. often printed months before programs even begin. We For details, contact apologize for any errors and will make every effort to ad- NEDSRA at Nonresident registrations will be processed after the vise participants of any program changes and corrections 630-620-4500. registration deadline. Additionally, residents qualify for as quickly and efficiently as possible. Thank you for your door-to-door transportation when applicable If you are a returning patience and understanding. veteran with a and may qualify for fee assistance. For questions regarding this policy, contact Lisa Deets, Superintendent disabillity, see back of Recreation, at 630-620-4500 ext. 140. Inclement Weather Policy cover for information On occasion, programs may be cancelled due to about our Veterans Pickup and Drop-off severe or prohibitive weather. If a program session or class Initiative. Disclaimer is cancelled, all participants will be notified. A maximum of 5 Depending on registrations received, pickup and drop- one session per program will be rescheduled if possible. off points may be subject to change. Be sure to mark If a make-up session is not possible, a prorated refund will your registration form if you will be using a pickup point. be issued to registered participants for the lost session.
  • 6. FACILITY & PROGRAM LOCATIONS Deer Grove Leisure Center Lombard Log Cabin 1000 Wood Street, Bensenville 16th & Main Street, Lombard 630-766-7015 Madison Meadows DuPage Center for Independent Living Madison Street & Ahrens Avenue 739 Roosevelt Road, Bldg. 8, Ste. 109 Lombard Glen Ellyn 630-469-2300 Mario Parente Theater Oakbrook Terrace Park District Eaglewood Resort & Spa 1S326 Ardmore Avenue 1407 Nordic Road, Itasca Oakbrook Terrace 630-773-3510 630-627-6100 Fitness Center NEDSRA 1 Parkview Plaza, Oakbrook Terrace 1770 West Centennial Place, Addison 630-574-0420 630-620-4500 Glendale Heights Sports Hub Recreation Complex 250 Civic Center Plaza 111 East Foster Avenue, Wood Dale Bensenville Community Public Library Glendale Heights 630-595-9333 200 South Church Road, Bensenville 630-260-6060 630-766-4642 Schiller Park Community Center Heritage Center 4501 North 25th Avenue, Schiller Park Bluthardt Recreation Center 1S325 Ardmore, Oakbrook Terrace 847-671-8580 9638 Irving Park Road, Schiller Park 630-627-6100 847-671-8580 Sensei Steve’s Karate Center Iowa Community Center 338 North Iowa Avenue, Villa Park 15 East Park Boulevard, Villa Park Brunswick Zone 630-834-8970 630-834-6344 558 North Avenue, Glendale Heights 630-858-1300 Sunset Knoll Recreation Center Itasca Park District 350 East Irving Park Road, Itasca 820 South Finley Road, Lombard Butterfield Park District 630-773-2257 630-620-7322 21W730 Butterfield Road, Lombard 630-858-2229 Lake View Nature Center Terrace View Park 17W063 Hodges Road 17W063 Hodges Road Cabin Nature Center Oakbrook Terrace Oakbrook Terrace 111 South Wood Dale Road 630-941-8747 630-941-8747 Wood Dale 630-860-1111 Links & Tees Thorndale Recreation Center 900 West Lake Street, Addison 22W130 Thorndale Road, Medinah Community Recreation Center 630-543-3111 630-893-2560 120 East Oak Street, Addison 630-833-0100 Lombard Community Building Villa Park Police Station 433 East St. Charles Road, Lombard 11 West Home Street, Villa Park Club Fitness (Grace Street & St. Charles Road) 630-834-7447 1776 West Centennial Place, Addison 630-953-2370 630-889-2150 Wood Dale Bowl Lombard Lagoon 155 West Irving Park Road, Wood Dale 430 Marcus Avenue, Lombard 630-766-6800 Transportation Options Please read all program and transportation information carefully. If you are using NEDSRA transportation services, please be prompt for drop-offs and pickups. Should you have questions about NEDSRA transportation, 6 please contact Lori Miller, 630-620-4500, ext. 134 or lmiller@nedsra.org. PACE busing provides limited door-to-door service. For details, contact PACE Special Services at 847-364-PACE (847-364-7223).
  • 7. COMMUNITY EVENTS 2 Stroll & Rollathon is a FUNdraising activity for the whole family! Walkers, wheelchairs, runners, and strollers are all welcome at this event! The afternoon will be filled with exercise, food, fun, activities, entertainment, gifts, awards, and raffle prizes. And best of all -- 100% of the money raised directly benefits NEDSRA programs and services for people with disabilities! Incentive prizes will be awarded for those who choose to fundraise: $150-$300 $301-$500 $501-$1,000 $1,001 and up STROLL & ROLL ATHON INFORMATION Date: Sunday, March 21 Where: NEDSRA gym, 1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison Fee*: $20 (pre-registration); $25 after March 10 *The registration fee will be waived for individuals who raise and collect a minimum of $100 in pledges. To qualify, all pledge money must be turned in to NEDSRA by March 10. Registration checks and credit card charges will be held until that date, at which time checks will be returned to those who qualified. Pre-register by Wednesday, March 10, to be guaranteed a T-shirt! On the day of the event, T-shirts will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional T-shirts will be ordered after the event. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Check-in and on-site registration 1:30 pm Welcome and Official Kickoff 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Awards and raffle prize drawings Sponsor booths, entertainment, face painting, and more! Enjoy food, activities, and entertainment during the walk. Incentive prizes will be awarded for those who choose to fundraise: $150-$300 $301-$500 $501-$1,000 $1,001 and up To register, complete the registration form (on back) and return with fee to: Karen Lesniak, NEDSRA, 1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison IL 60101 NEDSRA office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. You may also register via fax (630-620-4598) if paying with a credit card. Questions? Call Karen at 630-620-4500, ext. 117, or e-mail klesniak@nedsra.org. 7
  • 8. REGISTRATION FORM Name Address City State Zip Telephone E-mail T-shirt size (circle one): PAYMENT OPTIONS *Children 5 and under participate for free. Youth S M L Pre-registration Fee: $20 Adult S M L XL Registering after March 10: $25 Make checks payable to NEDSRA, or pay by credit card: Visa MC AMEX Number: Expiration date: Verification Code: Print cardholder name: Cardholder signature Check here if you plan on fundraising and would like more information. I cannot participate, but please accept my tax-deductible donation of $ ______________. Tear along this line to start collecting pledges now! Name of Walker: Please print clearly. NAME ADDRESS PHONE Flat Pledge/ Paid Donation lap (check #) 8 Make photocopies if you need more space. We encourage you to turn in pledge money prior to the event.
  • 9. COMMUNITY EVENTS Please note: you CANNOT register for these programs through NEDSRA. Contact the individual parks agency direct to register. Wellness Fair & Open House Saturday, January 9 10:00am-2:00pm Life Size All ages. Location: Deer Grove Leisure Center, 1000 W. Wood Ave., Bensenville Fee: FREE Join us as we bring Bring the family! This is a community event featuring vendors knowledgeable on many the game of Candy Land health issues. Visit our Fitness Center and ask about membership discounts today! to life with you as the gingerbread boy or girl! Bensenville Park District: 630-766-7015 or www.bensenvilleparkdistrict.org Players will go through the game in groups of four but before they start their sweet adventure, players can participate in different Red Carpet Event – Candy Land themed activities and games like Daddy Daughter Dance making your own lollipops and decorating cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles! Make Saturday, February 6 6:00pm – 8:30pm sure to come an hour before your start time to All ages, daughters with dads. participate in the sweet activities and games! Location: Glendale Lakes Golf Course Saturday, February 27, 5 – 9 pm 1550 President Street, Glendale Hts. All Ages, $5 per person Fee per couple: $44 resident/$49 non-resident Please call 630.834.8970 to Walk your daughter down the red carpet and dance the evening away! Just bring your sign up for specific time slots. date, smiles and dancing shoes! Everything else will be provided for a magical time at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave., Villa Park the Glendale Lakes Golf Course. Create a memory that will last a lifetime. “Hollywood” photos will be taken and each girl will receive a special keepsake gift. Village of Glendale Hts., Rec. Dept: 630-260-6060 or www.glendaleheights.org Enjoy a variety of activities at our Winter Carnival at the Lombard Community Building! We’ll have the Holiday Adult Wii Bowling Tournament Friday, February 12 7:30pm-9pm Express train, refreshments, games, arts & crafts and Ages: 18 & up live entertainment! Location: Community Recreation Center FREE! 120 East Oak Street, Addison Fee: $7 per person Saturday Have a blast beating friends and family in this one-day tournament. It’s also a great way to meet new people. No need to bring a ball – January 23 everything is on the big screen! Noon - 2 p.m. Addison Park District: 630-833-0100 or www.addisonparkdistrict.org park d d i r st lomba 9 rict (630) 620-7322 9 www.lombardparks.com More events on page 10
  • 10. COMMUNITY EVENTS Sharks in the Suburbs February 2 – April 3 Mon – Fri*: 9:00am – 4:00pm Sat/Sun: Noon – 4:00pm All ages. Location: Lakeview Nature Center, 17 W 063 Hodges Road, Oakbrook Terrace Fee: FREE Experience a special “Sharks in the Suburbs” exhibit exploring the science and myths of sharks. Pretend to swim in the shark tank, compare shark teeth, measure up to a megalodon jaw, play shark games and more. Admission is free however, donations are always appreciated. *The nature center is closed the first Monday of each month. Oakbrook Terrace Park District: (630) 941-8747 or www.obtpd.org/lvnc Spring Fling Saturday, March 27 Noon – 2:00pm All ages. Location: Springbrook Nature Center, 130 Forest Ave., Itasca Fee: FREE Join the exciting festivities including a Derby Duck Race, kids crafts & games. And don’t miss the appearance of the Easter Bunny, who will be out and about hiding “Egg”Cellent special treats for children to find. If you are lucky, you’ll find a ticket inside an Egg Hunt egg redeemable for a grand prize! Kids will also have the opportunity to take a picture with the Easter Bunny himself! Don’t forget to bring baskets and your Saturday, camera to capture the fun. Itasca Park District: 630-773-2257 or www.itasca.com March 27th 10 am sharp Special Recreation Art Show Franzen Grove Sunday, April 25 2:00pm – 4:00pm $1 per person All ages. Location: Bloomingdale Park District Museum Call 630-595-9333 Fee: FREE for information. You are invited to join us for a very special art exhibit to support NEDSRA partici- pants as they display their artwork in a professionally-staged gallery setting. The exhibit will also feature art created by participants with other special recreation associations. Guests can meet the artists and enjoy refreshments, live music and Wood Dale Park District 111 E. Foster Avenue art activities. 630-595-9333 NEDSRA: 630-620-4500 or www.nedsra.org www.wooddaleparkdistrict.org 10
  • 11. DAY CAMP PREVIEW We’re barely into winter and we want you to think about summer. That’s right, SUMMER! Our camps fill up quickly, so it’s never too early to reserve your child’s place in one of our popular 7-week summer camps. At NEDSRA camps, our enthusiastic staff members make sure that every day is special for your child. Each camp offers structured activities, age-appropriate games, craft projects, swimming and fantastic outings – all the fun activities that campers love! Registration deadline: May 7 Little Explorers S100705 Youth with Autism Only Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Location: Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville Age Day Date Time R/NR Transportation 4-8 M-F 6/14-7/30 9:00am-3:30pm $810/$1620 NEDSRA does not provide transportation to and from its camps. It is the parents’ Camp Inspiration S100701 responsibility to set up all transportation. Youth with a Mental Disability Contact Nicole Graver to learn more Location: Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville about public transportation options, if any. Age Day Date Time R/NR 4-14 M-F 6/14-7/30 9:00am-3:30pm $810/$1620 Payment Plans & Fee Assistance Payment plans and partial fee assistance are Camp Exploration S100704 available for qualified NEDSRA residents for Youth with Autism Only day camp programs. For more information, Location: NEDSRA or to request fee assistance, contact Shelley Age Day Date Time R/NR Sandner at 620-4500, ext. 126. A nonrefund- 9-14 M-F 6/14-7/30 9:00am-3:30pm $810/$1620 able advance deposit of $50 is due with registration materials. Camp Independence S100702 Youth with Mental Disability or Autism Space is Limited in Summer Camps Location: TBA NEDSRA summer camps fill quickly! We encourage you to register early as space is Age Day Date Time R/NR limited. NEDSRA residents will get first priority 11-21 M-F 6/14-7/30 9:00am-3:30pm $810/$1620 into camps. All nonresident registrations will be pended and notification of status will be Camp Discovery S100703 given on Friday, June 7. Youth with a Learning Disability, Behavior Disorder or Mental Health Impairment Location: Glendale Heights Sports Hub Age Day Date Time R/NR 6-18 M,W,F 6/14-7/30 9:00am-3:30pm $485/$970 11
  • 12. YOUTH A Trip to the Museum Pool Party Mental Disability or Autism W100390 W100195 Youth with Autism Only Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Here’s a special outing for our youngest participants – a trip to It doesn’t matter if the skies are gray and the wind is howling – one of their favorite destinations! The DuPage Children’s Museum everyone into the pool at the Oak Brook Aquatic Center! Splash offers a wonderful variety of exhibits – all of which are hands-on and swim all afternoon with your friends while you wash away and designed to develop social skills and promote learning on those winter blues. many levels. After a very full morning of fun, we’ll lunch at Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 McDonald’s Playland with all our friends. Location: Meet at NEDSRA Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Age Day Date Time R/NR Location: Meet at NEDSRA 5-18 Sat 1/23 1:00pm-4:30pm $15/$30 Age Day Date Time R/NR 3-8 Sat 1/16 9:30am-1:00pm $25/$50 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs W100191 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism We are off to the Apollo Theater in Chicago to enjoy a hilariously inventive re-telling of the popular story that everyone will enjoy. We all know that there are two sides to every story, and Alexander Wolf (also known as the Big Bad Wolf) claims that this is the true story. According to Mr. Wolf, he went visiting those three little pigs in search of a neighborly cup of sugar so he could bake a cake for his granny. But, a poorly timed sneeze caused disaster. After the play, we will stop at Portillo’s for lunch to finish off our awesome adventure. Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 3-8 Sat 2/13 9:00am-1:30pm 35/$70 Registration Deadline Snow Tubing W100170 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism (unless otherwise noted) What could be more exciting than zipping down a snowy hill with a whoosh? We’ll jump on some tubes at Villa www.nedsra.org Olivia in Bartlett and glide all the way to the bottom. This outing will take your breath away, as you work up an ap- petite for a cup of hot chocolate and a snack. Grab your boots, put on your snow pants (don’t forget your hat and gloves!); we’re in for an afternoon of fun! Contact: Carrie Henry, ext. 131 Location: Meet at NEDSRA 12 Age Day Date Time R/NR 10-18 Sat 2/27 1:00pm-4:30pm $35/$70 Registration deadline: February 12
  • 13. YOUTH – SCHOOL’S DAY OUT ADVENTURES – Mental Disability or Autism Kohl’s Children’s Museum W100160 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Yes, that’s right…this School’s Day Out Adventure is just for the little ones! We will experience an almost endless array of hands-on displays and exhibits created to encourage children’s curiosity and imagination. And there’s more! After lunch at the Museum, we’re off to Pump It Up in Roselle to crawl, slide, jump and giggle the afternoon away. Truly a memorable day of fun for all! Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 3-6 Mon 1/18 8:30am-3:30pm $37/$74 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Lombard Community Building 8:00am 4:00pm Movie, Enchanted Castle & Fun W100161 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism We’ve got a full day of fun planned, starting with a Metra train ride to the Bensenville station, followed by a quick walk (1 block) to the theater. After we enjoy a morning movie, we’ll hop onboard the train to Enchanted Castle – a magical place filled with arcade games, mini golf, laser tag and more. Of course, we’ll have lunch at Enchanted Castle first to keep our energy level up for all this excitement! Contact: Annie Machynia, ext. 138 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 7-15 Mon 1/18 8:30am-3:30pm $39/$78 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Lombard Community Building 8:00am 4:00pm Sci-Tech Museum W100162 FEES: R=Resident Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism NR=Non-resident Let’s start the day showing off our bowling talent at Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, followed with lunch at NEDSRA. Then we’ll head on over to Sci-Tech Museum in Aurora, a spacious and colorful Museum where science is an adventure! Sci-Tech boasts over 200 engaging, hands-on exhibits for all ages to enjoy. Don’t miss this wonderful fun-filled day. Please bring a sack lunch. Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 5-15 Mon 2/15 8:30am-3:30pm $37/$74 Registration deadline: February 1 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Lombard Community Building Departs 8:00am Returns 4:00pm 13
  • 14. YOUTH Museum Madness Tunes for Tiny Tots Mental Disability or Autism W100228 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism with a parent or caregiver Whether whistling a happy tune, singing a snappy jingle, or Imagine three weeks of exploring someplace different with friends! humming along with the radio – music soothes the soul and We will visit the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville, the Kohl stimulates the mind. A music therapist will encourage children to Children’s Museum in Glenview, and the Little Village Playplace in experience music in a completely interactive way. Not only will the Arlington Heights. Children will explore on their own, build their kids sing and move to the beat, but they will also learn to express creative skills and make new friends. Socks are required at each themselves using instruments. Parents are encouraged to stay and Museum. A snack will be provided. share the experience! As there are two offered sessions, please Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 indicate your preference at the time of registration. Location: Meet at NEDSRA Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Age Day Date Time R/NR Location: Recreation Complex, Wood Dale 1-5* Fri 2/12-2/26 9:30am-Varies $35/$70 Code Age Day Date Time R/NR *with a parent or caregiver W100181 3-6 Sat 2/6-3/6 10:00am-10:30am $29/$58 Registration deadline: January 29 W100182 3-6 Sat 2/6-3/6 10:35am-11:05am $29/$58 Please note: You may meet us at the Museum or take advantage No class: February 13 of NEDSRA’s transportation. Times may vary and a complete Registration deadline: January 22 schedule of museums and times will be mailed upon registration. Tiny Tumblers Family Strikes & Spares W100131 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Youth with a Mental Disability, Autism, and at least one Family Member Through the guidance and direction of our gymnastics specialist, tumblers will learn new skills on a balance beam, uneven bars, Here’s a new league exclusively for NEDSRA youth and their families. tumbling mats and more. Gymnastics improves flexibility, balance, Every Sunday, teams will bowl two games and compete against and teaches discipline while promoting a wonderful way to different teams. This program will encourage social interaction and exercise. All the while the children will have fun and make new promote family time, while improving range of motion, upper body friends. strength and hand-eye coordination. You and your family may walk Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 away with new friends, a higher bowling average, or an awesome Location: Itasca Park District sense of accomplishment. High fives all around! The $47 fee covers teams of one participant and one adult. Additional Code Age Day Date Time R/NR family members can be added as bowlers for $18 each. W100113 3-12 Sun 2/7-3/7 10:00am-10:45am $30/$60 Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 W100114 3-12 Sun 2/7-3/7 11:00am-11:45am $30/$60 Location: Wood Dale Bowl Registration deadline: January 25 Age Day Date Time R/NR 4-18 Sun 1/17-2/7 1:00pm-2:30pm $47 Yoga W100116 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism and Family Members Yoga -- seems like everyone is talking about it and now here’s your chance to try it, too! Yoga emphasizes the connection of your body and mind, and of movement and breathing. It is a form of exercise and can also promote relaxation. This yoga class is tailored to how children see the world, how they play and how they learn. Come on out, stretch your mind and body, and experience something new. Parents are encouraged to participate. Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Location: NEDSRA 14 Age 5-9 Day Mon Date Time 2/8-2/22 6:30pm-7:15pm Registration deadline: January 25 R/NR $27/$54
  • 15. YOUTH Kiddie Culinaries A.R.T.S. W101318 Mental Disability or Autism Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Youth with Autism Only Let us start you on the road to becoming a terrific cook! Each Stretch your creativity to an entirely new level! This season, we week, we will prepare a tasty new dish together while learning the will make crafts that stimulate all five of our senses. Art is not just importance of kitchen safety, proper table manners and healthy for looking – let NEDSRA show you how to expand your artistic eating. Of course, every chef must sample his or her creations so horizons. we’ll be sharing at the end of every class! As there are two offered Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 sessions, please indicate your preference at the time of registration. Location: NEDSRA Mmmmm, good! Age Day Date Time R/NR Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 6-16 Thurs 2/18-3/11 5:30pm-6:30pm $40/$80 Location: NEDSRA Registration deadline: February 4 Code Age Day Date Time R/NR W100120 5-13 Tues 2/23-3/9 5:00pm-6:00pm $30/$60 W100121 5-13 Tues 2/23-3/9 6:15pm-7:15pm $30/$60 Hip Hop Class W100112 Registration deadline: February 9 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Don’t just sit there wishing you could dance – come on out and let NEDSRA teach you the moves! We can show you today’s hottest steps, including urban hip hop moves and dances. Dancing is fun, Tae Kwon Do W100110 it’s a terrific way to meet people, and it’s an awesome way to Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism exercise. So, get yourself out on that dance floor today! Don’t Tae Kwon Do is known to promote discipline, respect and forget to wear comfortable clothing and gym shoes so you can responsibility. A certified instructor will guide your child through master all the moves. the movements, improving hand-eye coordination, gross motor Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 skills and balance. Location: Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Age Day Date Time R/NR Location: NEDSRA 8-21 Wed 1/20-2/10 6:00pm-7:00pm $28/$56 Age Day Date Time R/NR 6-18 Tues 1/26-2/23 6:00pm-7:00pm $43/$86 Introduction to Ballet W100119 NEW! Registration Deadline Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Try something new…we’re offering a three-week introductory class in ballet. Here’s your chance to see just what this beautiful form of dance is all about. You may just discover that this graceful dance fits your hidden talents perfectly. (unless otherwise noted) Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 www.nedsra.org Location: Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville Age Day Date Time R/NR 8-21 Wed 2/17-3/3 6:00pm-7:00pm $21/$42 15 Registration deadline: February 3
  • 16. YOUTH Mental Disability or Autism Kids Klub W100101 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism and friends! The Lombard Community Building NEDSRA’s Social Club for Kids! pickup/drop-off has been discontinued due to lack of participation. Contact: Annie Machynia, ext. 138 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time/Location R/NR 4 – 12* Sat 1/16-3/6 Varies $81/$162 *Friends are welcome too 1/16 Art Therapy at Itasca Park District Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Show off your skills and creativity and go home with NEDSRA 5:00pm 7:30pm great piece of personal art! You will design and paint your own picture on canvas. A snack will be provided. 1/30 – Painted Penguin /Glowgolf at Stratford Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Square Mall, Bloomingdale NEDSRA 4:30pm 7:30pm You will select your own ceramic artwork to paint at the Painted Penguin. Then, you’ll putt putt through a glow-in-the-dark miniature golf course. 2/6 – Valentine’s Day Delight at NEDSRA Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns This evening we will prepare for Valentine’s Day by NEDSRA 5:00pm 7:30pm decorating cookies, creating valentines for our friends and family, and make a special surprise! 2/20 – Snow Day and Hot Cocoa at NEDSRA Tubing at Deer Grove Leisure Ctr., Bensenville* Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Bundle up to sled down the hill, make snow angels, and NEDSRA 5:00pm 7:30pm then warm up with a nice warm cup of hot cocoa. Please bring snow pants, a warm jacket, gloves, boots and a hat. *Weather permitting 3/6 – Swimming at Splash Central, Bartlett Who says you can’t swim in the winter? We will splash Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns around and zip down the slides at this indoor water NEDSRA 4:30pm 7:30pm park. Please bring a bathing suit, towel and a hat. A snack will be provided. 16
  • 17. YOUTH Mental Disability or Autism TGIF W100102 Youth with a Mental Disability or Autism Thank Goodness, It’s Friday!!! Join old friends or make some new ones during our exciting new winter season of FUN! Check out the awesome lineup below. Contact: Nicole Graver, ext. 139 Locations: Meet at NEDSRA or Lombard Community Building Age Day Date Time R/NR 13-18 Fri Varies 6:30pm-9:00pm $82/$164 Registration deadline: December 30 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns NEDSRA 6:00pm 9:30pm Lombard Community Building 6:30pm 9:00pm 1/8 – Glowgolf at Stratford Square Mall, Bloomingdale Here’s an outing that cannot be called your average shot in the dark. A round of glow-in-the-dark miniature golf offers some “putt-putt” like you’ve never seen before. After we light up the fairway, we’ll stop by the mall food court for a snack. 1/15 – Sledding at Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville Enjoy games and giggles during open gym at Bensenville Park District. If weather permits, we will head outside for some sledding and snowshoeing. Oh, and did someone say “snack?” Of course there’ll be a snack! 2/5 – Bowling at Brunswick Zone, Glendale Heights Show off your bowling skills or throw gutter balls all night -- it doesn’t matter! We’re sure to have a fantastic time either way! FEES: 2/19 – Swimming at Oak Brook Aquatic Center R=Resident Everyone into the pool for a splashing great time! You bet a swim will chase away those NR=Non-resident mid-winter doldrums, but remember to dress warmly for the ride back to NEDSRA! 3/5 – Participants’ Choice No TGIF season would be complete without the clever ideas of the TGIF gang. Put your thinking caps on and bring your best ideas for our final evening of fun! 17
  • 18. YOUTH Physical Disability Weekend Warriors Youth with a Physical Disability Suggested Ages: 6-12 Weekend Warriors is packed with some fun activities for this winter! Sign up today and don’t miss out! Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Fee: See individual listing. OR, save $5 by registering for all five – $70 R/$145 NR! Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA residents for an additional $37.50 for all 5 weeks or $7.50 per registered week. New Year’s Celebration Happy New Year and welcome back to another great season of Weekend Warriors! Let’s celebrate the New Year with our friends, NEDSRA-style. There will be snacks and plenty of games to play! Location: Meet at NEDSRA Code Day Date Time R/NR W100206 Sat 1/9 6:00pm-8:30pm $13/$26 Arts for All Arts for All is a great program for both those using wheelchairs and those who are ambulatory. We’ll use specialized equipment to create a masterpiece! You select your own design, paint or chalk colors, and roll your design onto a large mural. Art has never been more accessible or fun. Don’t worry about your chair, we cover the wheels and take extreme caution to make sure it stays clean! Location: NEDSRA NEDSRA Code Day Date Time R/NR Residents: W100207 Sat 1/16 1:00pm-3:00pm $14/$28 Door-to-door transportation Bowling is available The tradition continues as we head over to Brunswick Zone in Glendale Heights. It’s time to strike fear in those pins! Ramp, for a fee. shoes and bowling balls will be provided. Please bring money for a snack. Please mark Location: Meet at NEDSRA your registration Code Day Date Time R/NR form. W100208 Fri 2/5 6:00pm-8:30pm $14/$28 Afternoon at the Arcade Who’s up for a game of Skee Ball, or maybe shooting some hoops? At Enchanted Castle, you’ll get the chance to play all sorts of games and maybe even challenge a friend at a game or two. NEDSRA will provide a limited number of game Watch for tokens, but feel free to bring money to purchase additional tokens or a snack. this symbol. Location: Meet at NEDSRA Code Day Date Time R/NR W100209 Sat 2/20 1:00pm-4:00pm $17/$34 Pool Party What better way to end the season than with a pool party at the Oak Brook Park District Pool? We’ll make some waves and some bubbles as we splash the evening away! 18 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Code Day Date Time R/NR W100210 Fri 3/5 6:00pm-9:00pm $17/$34
  • 19. YOUTH Physical Disability or Multiple Impairments Parents Night Out Youth with Multiple Impairments and Siblings Suggested Ages: 5-15 Parents, are you looking to get out and have an evening to yourselves? No problem! Drop the kids off at NEDSRA for an evening filled with activities, snacks, games, friends, and more! Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Code Activity Day Date Deadline Time R/NR W100172 Swimming & Fun Fri 1/15 1/5 6:00pm-10:00pm $12/$24 W100173 Movie and Cooking Fri 2/19 2/5 6:00pm-10:00pm $12/$24 W100174 Bowling/Brunswick Zone Fri 3/19 3/5 6:00pm-10:00pm $12 /$24 School’s Out W100211 Messy Fun W100171 Youth with a Physical Disability or Multiple Impairments Discovery Center Museum Who says getting messy isn’t fun? During this 4-week class, participants Youth with a Physical Disability or Multiple Impairments will actively engage in a variety of sensory and tactile art projects to School’s out for the day and we are heading to the Discovery bring home. Make sure to wear old clothes that can get messy. Center Museum in Rockford! There are over 250 interactive Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 exhibits to explore! Please bring a backpack with a sack lunch, Location: Deer Grove Leisure Center, Bensenville as well as money if you wish to purchase souvenirs. Age Day Date Time R/NR Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Location: Meet at NEDSRA 5-15 Thurs 1/21-2/11 6:30pm-7:30pm $15/$30 Age Day Date Time R/NR 5-15 Mon 1/18 8:00am-4:00pm $36/$72 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns NEDSRA 8:00am 4:00pm Lombard Community Building 8:30am 3:30pm Saturday Scramblers W100175 Youth with a Physical Disability or Multiple Impairments Looking for something to do on Saturday mornings for a few hours? Start the morning off with friends and a few games of bowling at Wood Dale Bowl before heading back to NEDSRA Pool Play W100200 for a snack and more fun. Please bring your own snack. Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Youth with a Physical Disability or Multiple Impairments Location: Meet at NEDSRA Bring a little “summer” into your winter! Join us at Oak Brook Pool Age Day Date Time R/NR as we splash around, enjoy the water and pretend that summer’s 8-18 Sat 2/13-3/13 9:00am-Noon $62/$124 early this year! Come dressed in your swimsuit ready to play! Registration deadline: January 25 Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Location: Meet at Oak Brook Park District Pool, Oak Brook Age Day Date Time R/NR 5-15 Tues 2/2-3/9 6:00pm-7:30pm $56/$112 19 Registration deadline: January 19
  • 20. YOUTH/ADULT NEW! Mental Impairment Adventure, ETC. (Empowerment Through Challenge) Sponsored by the Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section of IPRA Youth with a Mental Health Impairment Ages: 8-21 NEDSRA is working cooperatively with 12 other Special Recreation Associations to offer an intense, high adventure recreation program designed specifically for teens with severe mental health disorders. Participants will improve decision-making skills, take calculated risks, and work cooperatively to accomplish group and individual goals. For more information, contact Lisa Drzewiecki, South Suburban Special Recreation Association, at 815-806-0384 or lisa@sssra.org. Date Day Activity Location Sat 12/5 Volunteering! Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago Sat 2/6 Cross-Country Skiing Arrowhead Golf Course, Wheaton Sat 4/3 TBD TBD Lunch Bunch W101301 Adults with a Mental Health Illness This program is designed for adults with mental health needs. We will meet once a month at NEDSRA where we will prepare a healthy lunch before participating in a different volunteer activity in the community. Volunteer activities might include maintenance or yard work, or a visit with seniors at a residential living home. Feel free to bring some volunteer ideas to share with the group! A lunch menu and tentative schedule of the volunteer activities will be distributed the first month we meet. Contact: Lori Miller, ext. 134 Registration Location: Meet at NEDSRA Deadline Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Fri 1/22, 2/26, 3/26 11:00am-2:00pm $15/$15 (unless otherwise noted) Drop-In Center Iowa Community Center, Villa Park Meets the 2nd & 4th Sundays of every month, from 1:00pm – 4:00pm (excluding holidays) www.nedsra.org Free to everyone; however, donations are accepted. The Drop-In Center offers a friendly and supportive setting for individuals who have mental health needs to participate in leisure and recreation activities. Stop by for a short visit or stay the afternoon. Individuals may join us for activities or attend scheduled outings in the surrounding community. A lunch is served at 1:00pm. 20 If you have questions or would like a copy of the scheduled activities, please contact Carrie Gascoigne at 630-620-4500, ext. 135 or cgascoigne@nedsra.org.
  • 21. YOUTH/ADULT Legoland and Lunch W100227 Chicago Steel Hockey Game Hearing or Visual Impairment Youth with a Hearing or Visual Impairment W100226 We’re heading to Schaumburg for a fantastic adventure at the Youth with a Hearing Impairment Legoland Discovery Centre. There, your imagination can go CRAZY, What better way to spend a Saturday evening? Cheer on one of the while building your own Lego creations, riding the “dragon”, best local hockey teams at the Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville as they enjoying a short 3D movie, and more! But before we begin our take on the Indiana Ice. To make it even more special, this match is adventure, we will fill our tummys with McDonald’s. *Please send open only to guests of Special Recreation Associations! Join us for a sack lunch if your child does not or cannot eat McDonald’s. what promises to be a very exciting evening! Contact: Annie Machynia, ext. 138 Contact: Annie Machynia, ext. 138 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR Age Day Date Time R/NR 5-15 Sat 2/27 11:00am-3:30pm $28/$56 8-16 Sat 3/13 6:30pm-10:00pm $20/$40 Registration deadline: February 12 Registration deadline: February 26 Rock Climbing W100225 Youth with a Visual Impairment Do you dare? Climb your way to the top and build your strength and endurance! This program takes us to the indoor rock climbing wall at the Hoffman Estates Park District. Don’t worry if you have never climbed, instructors will provide everything you need to be successful! A special waiver must be filled out for this program in order to participate. Contact: Annie Machynia, ext. 138 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 9-15 Thurs 1/28-2/11 5:15pm-8:00pm $60/$120 Paralympic Sports Annual Junior Wheelchair Bulls Basketball Tournament Saturday, February 6 Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am Everyone is Welcome! Get in out of the cold by joining us for a winter tradition at NEDSRA. Games and festivities are scheduled all day, with opening ceremonies starting at 9:00am. Stop by, enjoy the games and participate in other activities! Our Tournament features superb athletes from all over the Midwest. Don’t forget to visit the concession stand and try your luck with one of the raffle drawings. For more information, contact Adam Kramer at 630-620-4500, ext. 137, or visit www.jrbulls.org. 4th Annual NEDSRA Bowling Tournament W101020 Youth and Adults with a Physical Disability Mark your calendar! Each bowler will be placed into a competition bracket based on his or her ability and age. Awards will be given to the winner of each division, and for skill and score accomplishments. Food and refreshments will be served to all bowlers after the Tournament. Bowling ramps, balls, and shoes will be provided. Contact: Adam Kramer, ext. 137 Location: Brunswick Zone, Glendale Heights 21 Age Day Date Time R/NR 6 & up Sun 3/7 2:30pm-5:00pm $17/$17 Registration deadline: February 19
  • 22. YOUTH/ADULT Wheelchair Basketball Wheelchair Basketball Paralympic Sports Youth Co-Ed F091000 Adult Co-Ed F091010 Youth with a Physical Disability Adults with a Physical Disability Suggested Ages: 6-21 Suggested Ages: 16 & Up The NEDSRA Junior We are actively recruiting to build the Chicagoland Cruisers, a Come cheer on Wheelchair Bulls are strong and diverse team of individuals who want to stay in shape, always looking for new the Junior Bulls! start or continue a basketball career, or have fun! The Cruisers teammates! This sport is for provide semi-competitive wheelchair basketball play for adults. anyone with a physical disability or amputation who can push Practices have been taking place since July, but it is truly never too a manual wheelchair. We welcome new players at any time and late to join the team. would love to teach you everything you need to know. Our season runs through March 13, with practices on Saturdays The season started in October, but will continue through mid- from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at NEDSRA. To give us a try, all you have March. Practices are held on Saturdays from Noon to 1:30pm at to do is call. No long term commitments or contracts necessary. NEDSRA. Players of all ages are welcome; please call if you have For those unsure about the sport, just come out to have fun and questions or would like to schedule a time to observe the see what it’s all about. program and give wheelchair basketball a try. Contact: Adam Kramer, ext. 137 Tournament Play: The Junior Bulls are looking forward to competing Location: NEDSRA in several tournaments during the second half of the season, and are also very excited to host their Annual Tournament (see page 21) on February 6 at NEDSRA. Contact: Adam Kramer, ext. 137 Paralympic Sport Sampler W101002 Youth and Adults with a Physical Disability, Adaptive Golf W101008 Family & Friends Youth and Adults with a Physical Disability Join us for a four-week Golf has become a popular sport for kids and adults of all abilities. Paralympic sports With the aid of adaptive equipment and teaching techniques experience you won’t geared to golfers with any physical disability, we’re certain you’ll forget! Each week, we be shooting par in no time. NEDSRA staff will focus on the rules, will introduce you to a new etiquette and mechanics of golf throughout the season. If you sport to experience, ask A program of Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association have clubs please bring them; however, clubs will be provided to questions, test equipment, those new to the game. or meet other new players in a relaxing, informative environment. Contact: Ann Roytek-Rylko, ext. 133 All sports will be appropriate for youth and adults with a physical Location: Links & Tees (indoor), Addison disability. We will provide equipment and instruction for handball, Age Day Date Time R/NR wheelchair basketball, wheelchair soccer, and floor hockey this 8 & up Mon 1/11-2/22 6:30pm-7:30pm $37/$74 season. Each sport will be adapted to any individual’s skill or abil- ity level. Encourage friends and family to attend and learn more about adaptive sports. Contact: Adam Kramer, ext. 137 Location: NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 8 & up Tues 2/23-3/16 6:30pm-8:00pm $20/$20 22 Registration deadline: January 27
  • 23. YOUTH/ADULT Winter Golf W101703 Bowling Team Special Olympics W101701 Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability Who says you can’t play golf in the winter? Hook up with our Hook up with NEDSRA this winter and watch the snowflakes NEDSRA team in a temperature-controlled golf dome! We’ll begin and pins fall at the same time. Bowling is a great social game that with teaching basic strokes and advance to the ever-so-important will also improve eye-hand coordination, gross motor skills and finesse shots. In this program, you will improve accuracy on your overall body mechanics. You will walk away with new friends, a short game and add distance to your drives. We’ll help you stay higher average and a great sense of accomplishment. in shape for the golf season, as well as improve your hand-eye Contact: Beth Corso, ext. 130 coordination and range of motion. See you at the Links! Location: Wood Dale Bowl Contact: Ann Roytek-Rylko, ext. 133 Age Day Date Time R/NR Location: Links & Tees (indoor), Addison 8 & up Sat 1/16-3/6 1:30pm-3:00pm $62/$124 Age Day Date Time R/NR 8 & up Mon 1/11-2/22 6:30pm-7:30pm $37/$74 Powerlifting W101704 Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability Unified Bowling W101702 Whether you want to tone, strengthen, build muscles or improve your Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability overall fitness level, this program can meet your needs. Don’t miss this opportunity to achieve your personal fitness goals, gain confidence NEDSRA Special Olympics athletes will team up with students and have fun at the same time! Athletes will be divided into workout from Elmhurst College for the winter season of Unified Bowling groups based on their ability level and desired goals, and will be using competition and camaraderie. The Unified Sports program is a variety of weight and aerobic machines. Individual progress will be designed to expand sports opportunities for athletes seeking monitored to maximize your potential. new challenges and to foster inclusion in the community. It is a Contact: Carrie Henry, ext. 131 great way to meet new people and new challenges! Location: Itasca Park District Contact: Beth Corso, ext. 130 Location: Wood Dale Bowl Age Day Date Time R/NR Age Day Date Time R/NR 15 & up Wed 1/13-2/24 6:30pm-8:00pm $59/$118 15 & up Sun 2/7-3/14 1:00pm-2:00pm $44/$88 Registration deadline: January 29 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns NEDSRA 5:30pm 8:45pm Lombard Community Building 6:00pm 8:30pm Track & Field W101713 FEES: Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability R=Resident Get in shape and start your training now for the spring Special Olympics Track and Field competitions! NEDSRA trainers NR=Non-resident will help you reach your fitness goals. You will improve your overall health and fitness through cardiovascular exercises, as well as increase endurance, strength, speed, and flexibility. Contact: Beth Corso, ext. 130 All athletes will be training for the Area 2 Location: Fenton High School Spring Games competition on April 25 1000 W. Green Street, Bensenville 630-766-2500 and the NEDSRA Local Track & Field Age Day Date Time R/NR Meet on May 22. 8 & up Sun 3/7-5/16 3:30pm-5:00pm $68/$136 No practice: March 21, April 4 or May 9 Registration deadline: February 22 23
  • 24. YOUTH/ADULT Special Olympics Sports Special Olympics Banquet W101720 Booster Club Supporting Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability and NEDSRA’s Special Friends & Family Olympics Sports The NEDSRA Booster Club is inviting ALL NEDSRA athletes Athletes who train for and compete in Special Olympics (SO) sports to its Annual Special Olympics Sports Banquet! This is the gain self-confidence, pride, heightened physical skills and a sense of evening when NEDSRA athletes receive recognition for all their accomplishment. Thanks to the Booster Club Supporting NEDSRA’s achievements throughout the past year in Special Olympics Special Olympics Sports, our athletes have access to the training, basketball, volleyball, soccer, golf, bowling, powerlifting, equipment, transportation, and competitions that will help them swimming, track and field, tennis, bocce, floor hockey, snow achieve their Special Olympics dreams. shoeing, figure skating and cheerleading! Bring friends and Booster Club members provide volunteers for training programs and family members to enjoy a lovely meal, share your awards, special events, and sponsor fundraisers to purchase items such as and video sports highlights of the year. warm-up jackets and sports bags for the athletes. Through its fundraising Contact: Beth Corso, ext. 130 efforts, the Booster Club also sponsors the Annual Sports Banquet, Location: Glendale Lakes Golf Club Bocce Tournament, as well as picnics, parties and treats throughout 1550 President Street, Glendale Heights the year. Together, staff and Boosters instill pride, spirit, and camaraderie Age Day Date Time R/NR in all NEDSRA Special Olympics athletes, families, and friends. 8 & up Tues 3/16 6:00pm-8:00pm $9/$18 If you would like to learn more about Registration deadline: February 16 upcoming Booster meetings, activities, fundraisers, or volunteer opportunities, contact Lynn Klufetos at 630-627-4854, klufel@comcast.net or Rosalie Scrivo at 630-495-8951, Rose_lee1956@yahoo.com. Special Winter Special Olympics Olympics Medical Sports Dates Form January 24 Area Basketball Tournament – Vernon Hills Medical Application Due Dates January 24 Area Jr. Basketball Tournament January 2 Basketball In order for an athlete January 31 Area Basketball Tournament – Deerfield H.S February 4 Swim Team to compete in Special February 13 ITRS Jr. Basketball Tournament – Aurora February 23 Gymnastics Olympics sports, an February 6 WDSRA Swim Meet April 5 Track & Field and Powerlifting updated Special February 14 ITRS Basketball Tournament – TBA April 9 Bocce Olympics medical March 3 Area Swim Meet – Naperville April 16 Summer Games: form (page 33) must March 12-14 SO ILL State Basketball – Illinois State University Soccer, Track & Field, be on file at the TBD Area Gymnastics Meet Powerlifting, Swim Team NEDSRA office. It is April 25 Area Spring Games – Track & Field and Powerlifting and Gymnastics valid for two years from the date the doctor signs the form. Faxed medical forms will not be accepted; the original form must be on file at NEDSRA. Contact Beth Corso at 630-620-4500 ext. 130 or bcorso@nedsra.org to find out when your athlete’s 24 application expires. Tip: Parents, if you are taking your athlete to the doctor, take an application with you, even if you know the application has not expired. It doesn’t hurt to keep it updated!
  • 25. ADULTS Guys Night Out 5th Annual Mental Disability W101162 Male Adults with a Mental Disability Super Bowl Party W101133 Join up with your buddies for this guys-only special event at a Youth and Adults with a Mental Disability “total guy” spot – ESPN Zone in Chicago! What else could a dude Are you ready for some football? Watch the big game and enjoy want? There will be burgers, wings, video games, and hundreds half-time games, a football pool, and football target toss. Fee of TVs! Please bring extra money if you would like a souvenir. includes beverages, sandwiches, and snacks. Participants are Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 asked to bring their favorite appetizer or dessert for Location: Meet at NEDSRA everyone to share. Age Day Date Time R/NR Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 18 & up Fri 1/15 3:45pm-11:30pm $33/$66 Location: NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR Winter Adventure at Shanty 13 & up Sun 2/7 4:00pm-9:00pm $19/$38 Creek Resort, Traverse City, Registration deadline: January 15 Michigan W101600 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Iowa Community Building Departs 3:30pm Returns 9:30pm Adults with a Mental Disability Enjoy a packed winter weekend getaway with snow tubing, sledding, swimming and a snowshoe night hike. Relax with a Family Winter Play Day bonfire complete with smores, watch dog sled races, or enjoy W101138 an evening with a movie. The six-bedroom house we’ll be staying Adults with a Mental Disability in has a full kitchen, along with Foosball and air hockey tables to There’s nothing like a fun day of outdoor winter activities! Games, keep us entertained. Your fee includes all admissions, meals and activity stations, and winter sports can be enjoyed by everyone in resort accommodations. Please bring money for shopping the family! Participate in a nature hike and have fun trying on snow- and souvenirs. shoes and cross-country skis. REI will demonstrate snowshoes Contact: Carrie Henry, ext. 131 and skis, so you can learn more about these winter sports! Visit a Age Day Date Time R/NR special exhibit about eagles at the Nature Center, and then enjoy 18 & up Fri-Sun 2/19-2/21 See below $465/$930 a snack in the great outdoors while warming up by the fire. Don’t Registration deadline: February 5 miss out and remember to dress for the invigorating weather! Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 NEDSRA VAN TRANSPORTATION Location: Lake View Nature Center, Oakbrook Terrace Departs NEDSRA 7:30am Friday, February 19 Returns to NEDSRA 6:00pm Sunday, February 21 Age Day Date Time R/NR All Sun 2/21 1:00pm-4:00pm FREE Sleepless in Seattle P101601 Adults with a Mental Disability It will be a sleepless 6 days in Seattle with so many activities planned! We will enjoy five nights at the Holiday Inn Express/City Center Hotel overlooking downtown Seattle. We will visit Mt. Rainier, the highest point in Washington. We’ll also enjoy a gray whale watch tour and more staggering heights as we adventure up the famous Space Needle! We’ll visit the Woodland Park Zoo, see fish fly at Pikes Place and get a taste of history through the underground tour in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. All our activities will be fueled with a visit to the original Star- buck’s Café. Fee includes airfare, all admissions, meals and hotel accommodations. Please bring money for shopping and souvenirs. Contact: Beth Corso, ext. 130 Due to the advance planning required for a trip of Age Day Date R/NR this magnitude, all payments are non-refundable. 18 & up Mon-Sat 4/5-4/10 $1,610/$3,220 Due R NR Registration deadline: February 8 2/8 $500 $500 25 NEDSRA VAN TRANSPORTATION TO AIRPORT 3/5 $500 $1,000 Departs NEDSRA 6:00am Monday, April 5 3/26 $310 $620 Returns to NEDSRA 7:00pm Saturday, April 10 4/2 $310 $310
  • 26. ADULTS Mental Disability Thank You for the Music W101139 Thursday, March 4 7:00pm-9:30pm FREE! All Abilities, Family and Friends Suggested Ages: All Sign up now for the hottest ticket in town… NEDSRA’s very own Theater & Choir Troupe end-of- season performance! Please join them as they perform short comedic skits and sing popular show tunes guaranteed to get your feet tapping! Immediately following the show, we invite you to join us for a light reception honoring our “stars”. Please note: Since we pack the house every year, please be sure NEDSRA Theatre & Choir Troupe to register all family and friends Cast Party W101166 who plan to attend, as seats are Adults with a Mental Disability limited. Let’s get together to celebrate the success of another season of Theatre & Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 Choir Troupe. All the hard work paid off and now it’s time to sit back and Location: Mario Parente Theater, watch yourself perform in the finale production. Awards and certificates Oakbrook Terrace will also be handed out. Sandwiches and beverages will be provided. Registration deadline: Participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Join your friends and February 19 give yourselves a round of applause; you did it again! Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 Location: NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Sun 3/7 1:00pm-3:00pm $14/$28 NEDSRA Registration deadline: February 12 Coming This Spring: Theatre & Choir Troupe NEDSRA Cheer Crew NEDSRA Theatre & Showcase Hip Hop Choir Troupe W101125 NEDSRA Adults with a Mental Disability Friday, April 30, 2010 Fenton High School Idol Calling all aspiring actors and actresses, the NEDSRA Theatre and Choir Troupe is back for another fabulous season! Don’t be shy! Get in the spotlight, grab 7:00pm-9:30pm Ballet a microphone, use your imagination, and become that character! We have a non-stop season of theater ahead of us as we prepare for more very special NEDSRA proudly presents the ... and performances this year. There is still time to join in and audition for various roles, “NEDSRA Showcase” featuring performances by participants much learn fun choir numbers, and master choreographed dances! Express yourself, improve your communication and self-confidence by taking advantage of this from our wide spectrum of much creative outlet. No experience necessary to be part of the fun! cultural arts programming. More details to come. more! Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 Location: Mario Parente Theater, Oakbrook Terrace Park District Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Thurs 1/7-3/4 6:30pm-9:00pm $72/$114 26 Registration deadline: December 28 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns NEDSRA 6:00pm 9:30pm
  • 27. ADULTS So NEDSRA…You Think Karate W101116 Mental Disability You Can Dance W101170 Adults with a Mental Disability Adults with a Mental Disability Learn self-confidence, self-control, and self-defense through the art of Karate. This eight-week program will re-introduce the basic Karate We know you can shake it at the Sweetest Day Dance and Spring concepts and moves, so beginners are always welcome. If you are Formal, but are you ready to put those skills to the test in front of already working your way to a black belt, join us, as this will be a an audience onstage? Here is your chance to show the world great opportunity to enhance your skills and learn some new moves! what you can do! Dancers will pick their own music and, with the Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 assistance of NEDSRA staff, choreograph their own unique dance Location: Sensei Steve’s Karate Center, Villa Park routine to perform at the NEDSDRA Showcase on April 30. Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 Age Day Date Time R/NR Location: Sunset Knoll, Lombard 13 & up Sat 1/16-3/6 Noon-1:00pm $38/$76 Age Day Date Time R/NR NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns 13 & up Mon 2/15-4/19 6:30pm-8:00pm $57/$114 NEDSRA 11:30am 1:15pm Registration deadline: January 29 Wood Dale Bowl N/A 1:30pm NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns NEDSRA 6:00pm 8:30pm Creative Corner W101127 Scuba NEW! Adults with a Mental Disability W101157 Adults with a Mental Disability Express yourself with various paints, printing techniques and other unique media during this program with NEDSRA’s art therapist. Don’t miss out on this cool class to learn the basics of SCUBA Whether you love to create artwork or want to pick up a new diving! NEDSRA is teaming up with certified staff from DiveHeart hobby, you are sure to enjoy the variety in this program. Each week to offer this exciting and safe opportunity. The first week we will we will create projects focusing on a different theme and media. begin by feeling comfortable in the water, while learning the basic Take your work home at the end of the session, or display your work skills needed to scuba dive. Divers will continue to move ahead in the Annual SRA Art Show in April. at their own pace since each participant will be paired up with Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 their own buddy! Parents are encouraged to stay to observe and Location: Thorndale Recreation Center, Medinah ask questions. Plenty of staff will be on hand to help you with this amazing experience; don’t miss out! Age Day Date Time R/NR Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 18 & up Mon 1/18-2/8 6:30pm-8:00pm $45/$90 Location: Club Fitness, Addison NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Age Day Date Time R/NR Iowa Community Building 6:00pm 8:30pm 18 & up Sun 1/17-2/14 10:00am-11:30am $110/$220 No class: February 7 Cooking Basics: The Whole World Over W101118 Adults with a Mental Disability It’s time to get cooking! Bring your appetite and your culinary prowess. We’ve got new tasty recipes and kitchen tips. Help create delicious meals with your friends while developing independence and self-confidence. Each week, we will make a dish from another culture…it may be Mexican, Chinese or even Greek! Sign up and explore the tastes of the world! Every participant will receive a recipe book at the conclusion of the program. Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 Location: NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR 27 18 & up Wed 1/20-2/17 6:30pm-8:00pm $50/$100 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Villa Park Police Station 6:00pm 8:30pm
  • 28. ADULTS Aqua-cise Mental Disability W101149 Adults with a Mental Disability It may be cold outside but the water is warm inside! Join our water aerobics instructor for a great afternoon workout in the pool. This super program will help condition your heart and muscles in a low impact manner, but still gives you a great cardio workout. Participants will learn basic water stretches, cardio moves and weight training in the pool. Please be sure to dress appropriately for the pool and also the weather outside by packing extra warm clothes to change into after your workout. Contact: Annie Machynia, ext. 138 Location: Club Fitness, Addison Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Tues 2/9-3/9 1:00pm-2:30pm $45/$90 Registration deadline: January 19 NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns Villa Park Police Station 12:15pm 3:00pm All New Times Wednesday Day Trippers Code Age Day Date Time R/NR W101121 18 & up Wed 1/20-2/24 10:00am-3:30pm $130/$260 Day Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext. 136 Location: Varies January 20: Sledding at The Hill in Naperville & winter activities downtown Trippers January 27: Day out with SEASPAR; lunch provided Adults with a February 3: Adler Planetarium – please pack a lunch Mental Disability February 10: Valentine’s Day creations at Lombard Log Cabin – please pack a lunch Our Day Trippers program February 17: Day in Oak Brook – swimming, shopping & lunch encourages independence February 24: Miller’s Ale House, pool & more and development of life NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns skills, with the guidance NEDSRA 8:30am 5:00pm of NEDSRA staff. You will Iowa Community Building, Villa Park 9:00am 4:30pm explore the wide variety Bluthardt Recreation Center, Schiller Park 9:30am 4:00pm of activities and events in this area and, best of all, you will have two days Friday Day Trippers from which to choose! Code Age Day Date Time R/NR Or don’t choose…sign W101120 18 & up Fri 1/22-3/5 10:00am-3:30pm $130/$260 up for both! Please No class: January 29 note: on some days Contact: Carrie Gascoigne, ext. 135 Location: Varies participants will need to January 22: Games, dessert baking & decorating, and more – please pack a lunch pack their own lunch; February 5: The Art Institute of Chicago & shopping on the Mag Mile these will be noted next February 12: Snow Tubing & Winter Activities – please pack a lunch to the day’s program. February 19: Day at Stratford Square Mall – movie, mini golf & more February 26: Connie’s Pizza, bowling & more March 5: Art Creations, Corky’s Catering & more NEDSRA Van Pickup/Drop-off Departs Returns NEDSRA 8:30am 5:00pm 28 Iowa Community Center, Villa Park 9:00am 4:30pm Bluthardt Recreation Center, Schiller Park 9:30am 4:00pm
  • 29. SOCIAL CLUBS Mental Disability Young Adult Club Suggested Ages: 19-26 Adults with a Mental Disability This is an action-packed social club that meets on Friday evenings. Please pay special attention to the variation in pickup and drop-off times and locations. Fee: See individual listing. Or register for all five for $91 resident/$187 nonresident, SAVING $5! Contact: Adam Kramer, ext. 137 Registration Deadline: December 28 Date Activity Time R/NR Pickup/Drop-off* Departs/Returns Location 1/8 Post New Year’s Eve 7:00pm-10:00pm $14/$28 LCB 6:30pm 10:30pm Celebration W101100 Dancing and refreshments at NEDSRA 1/22 Snow Tubing W101101 7:00pm-10:00pm $23/$46 LCB 6:00pm 10:00pm Take on the hills at Villa Olivia NEDSRA 6:30pm 10:30pm and warm up with hot cocoa. 2/12 SRACLC Valentine’s Day Dance W101102 6:30pm-9:30pm $22/$44 LCB 5:00pm 11:00pm Come celebrate with our friends NEDSRA 5:30pm 10:30pm to the north and Friday Night Rec. 2/26 Bingo Bash W101103 7:00pm-10:00pm $19/$38 LCB 6:00pm 10:30pm Try your luck for some great prizes NEDSRA 6:30pm 11:00pm at the Glendale Heights Sports Hub. Snacks provided, please eat dinner prior. 3/12 Chicago Steel Hockey W101104 7:00pm-10:00pm $18/$36 LCB 5:45pm 11:00pm Fast-paced hockey at the Edge Ice Arena NEDSRA 6:15pm 10:30pm in Bensenville. Ticket and snack included. *Pickup & Drop-off location: LCB = Lombard Community Building Registration Deadline (unless otherwise noted) www.nedsra.org 29
  • 30. SOCIAL CLUBS Mental Disability Friday Night Recreation Adults with a Mental Disability Suggested Ages: 27-35 Fee: See individual listing. Or register for all five for $91 resident/$187 non-resident, SAVING $5! Contact: Beth Corso, ext. 130 Registration Deadline: December 28 Date Activity Time R/NR Pickup/Drop-off* Departs/Returns Location 1/8 Post New Year’s Eve Bash W101105 7:00pm-10:00pm $14/$28 VPPS 6:30pm 10:30pm Join YAC for dancing and appetizers at NEDSRA. 1/22 Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket W101106 $26/$52 NEDSRA 6:00pm 10:30pm In Willowbrook, as featured on the Food Network! VPPS 6:30pm 10:00pm 2/12 SRSNLC Valentine’s Day Dance W101107 $22/$44 VPPS 5:30pm 10:30pm Celebrate with our friends in Waukegan NEDSRA 5:30pm 10:30pm and Young Adult Club. 2/26 Pizza & Game Night W101108 7:00pm-10:00pm $10/$20 VPPS 6:30pm 10:30pm Enjoy pizza and games at the Lombard Log Cabin. 3/12 Chicago Wolves Game W101109 $24/$48 VPPS 5:00pm 11:00pm At the Allstate Arena. NEDSRA 5:30pm 10:30pm Please bring money for food. *Pickup & Drop-off location: VPPS = Villa Park Police Station Saturday Night Cruisers Adults with a Mental Disability Attention! Suggested Ages: 36 & Older Fee: See individual listing. Or register for all five for $91 residents/$187 non-residents, SAVING $5! Please note Contact: Maggie Krohn, ext.136 the variation Registration Deadline: December 28 in pickup and drop-off times Date Activity Time R/NR Pickup/Drop-off* Departs/Returns Location and locations. 1/9 Casino Royale W101110 7:00pm-10:00pm $14/$28 NEDSRA 6:00pm 10:45pm Appetizers & prizes at Lombard Log Cabin. VPPS 6:30pm 10:15pm You provide the luck! 1/23 Romano’s Macaroni Grill W101111 $27/$54 NEDSRA 6:00pm 10:30pm In Wheaton; dinner is included. VPPS 6:30pm 10:00pm 2/13 Valentine’s Day Party W101112 7:00pm-10:00pm $13/$26 VPPS 6:30pm 10:30pm Please bring a side dish to pass. Party held at NEDSRA. 2/27 Hollywood Palms Cinema W101113 $28/$56 VPPS 6:30pm 10:30pm Dinner and a movie in Naperville. NEDSRA 6:00pm 11:00pm 30 3/13 Chicago Steel SRA Night W101114 7:30pm-10:00pm $14/$28 VPPS 6:30pm 11:00pm In Bensenville; ticket and light snack included. NEDSRA 7:00pm 10:30pm Please eat dinner prior.
  • 31. ADULTS Chicago Auto Show W101204 Hollywood Palms: Cinema, Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Bar & Eatery W101207 If you are a motor enthusiast or just want to see some really cool Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment cars, come with us to the 2010 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick There is nothing better than ordering a full meal while you enjoy an Place. Ranked as North America’s largest auto show, this huge exciting movie! The newest theater experience in Naperville includes exhibit features nearly 1,000 vehicles. Please bring money if lunch and a matinee; it will be an excursion you won’t soon forget. you would like to purchase food. Contact: Lori Miller, ext. 134 Contact: Carrie Henry, ext. 131 Location: Meet at NEDSRA Location: Meet at NEDSRA Age Day Date Time R/NR Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Mon 2/15 10:00am-3:00pm $35/$70 18 & up Sun 3/14 11:30am-4:00pm $30/$60 Registration deadline: March 1 Registration deadline: February 1 Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA residents for an additional $7.50. residents for an additional $7.50. Bowling Club W101205 Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Bowling offers the chance to develop upper body strength and coordination, while providing a great opportunity to socialize! A bowling ramp will be available if needed. We’ll bowl two games and work on improving our weekly averages. A light snack will be provided to keep up your bowling energy. Contact: Annie Macynia, ext. 138 Location: Brunswick Zone, Glendale Heights Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Fri 1/15-3/5 1:00pm-3:00pm $68/$136 No class: January 29 Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA residents for an additional $57.50. –– Save $5 on each program when you sign up for both at once! –– Adaptive Fitness W101202 Water Exercise Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment and Aerobics W101201 Adults with a Physical Disability or Improve your overall mobility, strength, and endurance with Visual Impairment an individual fitness plan created to fit YOUR specific needs Reap the relaxing and therapeutic benefits of being in the and interests. We’ll introduce you to the Itasca Park District’s water, as well as enjoying the fun and fitness of water aerobics. fitness center facilities, including track, weight machines, Whether you wish to improve your range of motion, aerobic equipment and free weights. A snack break will practice your ambulation, or develop your fitness level through be included each week, along with discussion and tips on swimming, this is a program that can meet your needs. Let healthy eating and lifestyle tips. If you enjoy our adaptive us know your goals and we will help you reach them! swimming or bowling programs and are looking for another Contact: Carrie Henry, ext. 131 weekly workout, this program is for you! Location: Club Fitness Pool, Addison Contact: Adam Kramer, ext. 137 Location: Itasca Park District Age Day Date Time R/NR 18 & up Thurs 1/14-3/4 Noon-1:00pm $88/$176 Age Day Date Time R/NR No class: January 28 18 & up Tues 1/19-3/2 10:00am-11:30am $62/$124 31 Door-to-door transportation offered to Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA residents for an additional $52.50. NEDSRA residents for an additional $52.50.
  • 32. SOCIAL CLUBS Saturday Socializers W101203 Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Ages: 22-45 Contact: Carrie Henry, ext.131 Fee: $98 resident/$196 non-resident Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA residents for an additional $37.50. Date Activity Time Location 1/16 Fox and Hound Pub & Grill of Aurora 7:00pm-10:00pm Location: Meet at NEDSRA Bring money for your meal. 1/30 Chicago Wolves Hockey at All State Arena 7:00pm-10:00pm Location: Meet at NEDSRA A snack is on NEDSRA, but please bring money for souvenirs. 2/6 Pre – Super Bowl Party 7:00pm-10:00pm Location: Lombard Comm. Bldg Lots of appetizers provided. Come hungry! 2/27 Cooking, Games and a Movie 7:00pm-10:00pm Location: NEDSRA We will be cooking, so come with a big appetite! 3/6 “Agnes of God” Performance 7:00pm-10:00pm Location: Meet at NEDSRA MAC, College of DuPage Wild Wednesdays W101206 Adults with a Physical Disability or Visual Impairment Ages: 18 & up NEW! Welcome to our new program, Wild Wednesdays! Join NEDSRA and your friends as we enjoy a wide variety of activities sure to please everyone who participates. As you can see, we have also brought back the Staff Cook-Off, a participant favorite for sure. Contact: Carrie Henry, ext.131 Fee: $73 resident/$146 non-resident Door-to-door transportation offered to NEDSRA residents for an additional $30. Date Activity Time Location 1/20 Empress Casino in Joliet 9:00am-4:00pm Meet at NEDSRA Please bring money for the buffet. 2/3 Bingo at Glendale Heights Sports Hub 11:00am-4:00pm Meet at NEDSRA Lunch at Famous Dave’s Please bring money for lunch. 2/17 Funny Girl at Drury Lane 10:30am-4:00pm Meet at NEDSRA Lunch at Rock Bottom Grill Please bring money for lunch. 3/3 Staff Cook-Off is back! 10:30am-2:00pm NEDSRA NEDSRA staff will prepare a meal for you. You vote for the best! 32
  • 33. APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS Valid Application for Participation is mandatory for all competitors 605 E. Willow St. Normal, IL 61761-2682 309-888-2551 SO ILL Rev. 4-1-08 SO ILL Rev. 4-1-08 SO ILL OFFICE ONLY ATHLETE INFORMATION Birthdate MEDICAL CLEARANCE Athlete Name (last name, space, first name) M M D D Y Y PLEASE CHECK MEDICAL INFORMATION Agency Name Sex (M or F) Does athlete have Down Syndrome? Yes No If yes, have x-rays of the C1-C2 vertebrae Athlete’s Mailing Address Parent’s/Guardian’s (Please Circle One) Home Address been taken and examined? Yes No Date of x-ray Athlete’s City Parent’s/Guardian’s City Is the athlete clear of Atlantoaxial Instability? Yes No State Zip Code State Zip Code Does the athlete have or is the athlete: - - Heart Problems Yes No Diabetic Yes No (Optional) Parent’s/Guardian’s Epileptic/Seizures Yes No White Black/African American Asian Home Telephone - - Blind Yes No Ethnicity Hispanic/Latino Other Deaf Yes No Hepatitis Yes No HEALTH INSURANCE & EMERGENCY INFORMATION (Required for Processing) Other Person to be contacted Emergency in case of emergency Contact Phone ( ) Current Medication Dosage Medical Insurance Company Policy Number PARENT AND/OR GUARDIAN AUTHORIZATION AND MEDIA RELEASE I, on my own behalf or as the undersigned parent and/or legal guardian of the above named applicant (hereafter referred to as the “Entrant”), hereby request permission for the Allergies to medication, if any: Entrant to participate in Special Olympics programs. I acknowledge that Special Olympics will screen all entrants using the Sex Offender Public Registry and understand that entrants listed on the Registry will be denied participation. I affirm that this Entrant has never been on said Registry or, if Entrant was listed on the Sex Offender Public Registry but has since been removed, I will contact Special Olympics Illinois for instructions before submitting this application. Date of last Tetanus shot: I represent and warrant to you that the Entrant is physically and mentally able to participate in Special Olympics, and I submit herewith a subscribed medical certificate. I understand that if the athlete has Down Syndrome, he/she cannot participate in sports or events which, by their nature result in hyper-extension, radical flexion or direct pressure on the neck or upper I have examined the above-named Entrant spine unless a full radiological examination establishes the absence of Atlantoaxial Instability. I am aware that the sports and events for which this radiological examination is required are equestrian sports, artistic gymnastics, diving, pentathlon, high jump, alpine skiing, soccer, soccer skills, powerlifting squat and butterfly stroke and diving starts in swimming. and, in my opinion, there is no mental or physical reason why he or she should not On behalf of the Entrant and myself, I acknowledge that the Entrant will be using facilities at his/her own risk and I, on my own behalf, herby release, discharge and indemnify Special Olympics from all liability for injury to person or damage to property of myself and Entrant. participate in the Special Olympics sports In permitting the Entrant to participate, I am specifically granting permission to Special Olympics Illinois to use the likeness, voice and words of the Entrant in television, radio, films, training and competition program. Further newspapers, magazines and other media, and in any form not heretofore described, for the purpose of advertising or communicating the purposes and activities of Special information will be forwarded if required. Olympics and in appealing for funds to support such activities. I understand that by signing below I consent for the Entrant to participate in the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Current medication, if any, is specified with Program that provides individual screening assessments of health status and health care needs. The Entrant has no obligation to participate and I understand the Entrant should dosage on this application. seek his/her own medical advice and assistance and Special Olympics is not responsible for the Entrant’s health. If I am not personally present at Special Olympics activities in which the Entrant is to compete, so as to be consulted in case of necessity, you are authorized on my behalf and at Examination Date my account to take such measures and arrange for such medical and hospital treatment as you may deem advisable for the health and well-being of the Entrant. I, THE UNDERSIGNED ADULT ENTRANT, have read and fully understand the I, THE UNDERSIGNED PARENT AND/OR GUARDIAN of the above specified Doctor’s Signature provisions of the above release and/or have had them explained. I hereby agree that I Entrant, have read and fully understand the provisions of the above release and have will be bound thereby and I shall defend Special Olympics Illinois and hold it harmless explained them to said Entrant. I hereby agree that I and said minor will be bound Print Name from disaffirmation thereof. thereby, and I shall defend Special Olympics Illinois and hold it harmless from any disaffirmation thereof by said minor. Address Signature of Parent Entrant and/or Legal Guardian (Check appropriate box) City State Zip Witness Date Print Name Date Phone ( ) Would you like to receive the Special Olympics Illinois newsletter? Yes No Would you like to receive the Special Olympics Illinois newsletter? Yes No Original parent/guardian and doctor signatures are required by the office of Special Olympics Illinois. Faxed signatures will not be accepted.
  • 34. Instructions for Completing the Application for Participation The Application for Participation (App) must be filled in completely. Apps with blank sections or attachments (exception: let- ter from State Office of Guardianship, 2a below) will not be accepted. This App is valid for 2 years from the date of the examination date, regardless of the parent/guardian/Entrant signature date. Parent/guardian and doctor signatures must be original and both original signatures must be on the same App form. Faxed signatures, phone consents or verbal consents will not be accepted. If Entrant was listed on the Sex Offender Public Registry but has since been removed, contact the Special Olympics Illinois office for instructions before submitting this application. ATHLETE INFORMATION AND HEALTH INSURANCE & EMERGENCY INFORMATION 1. The first two sections must be filled in completely. The optional ethnicity information is requested to assist in the organizational outreach efforts. PARENT AND/OR GUARDIAN AUTHORIZATION AND MEDIA RELEASE 2. The Parent or Legal Guardian must read, sign and date the Parent/Guardian Authorization and Media Release. a. The section must be signed and dated as printed. Deletions or alterations to the section will result in an invalid App. (Exception: Deletion of the last paragraph regarding medical treatment and attachment of a letter of explanation and 24-hour emer- gency telephone numbers from the State Office of Guardianship. As of January 1, 1987, the letter of explanation must be attached.) b. Only one of the two signature blocks must be completed. Special Olympics Illinois works under the understanding that this section may be signed by either: The (biological or adoptive) parent unless the athlete has been designated a ward of the state; OR The legal guardian; this person must be legally assigned for the individual; OR The athlete if he/she is over the age of 18 and has not been designated as needing and having been assigned a legal guardian. A witness signature is necessary if the athlete’s signature is unrecognizable (for example, if the athlete’s signature is an “X.”) MEDICAL CLEARANCE 3. The Medical Clearance section must be completed, signed and dated by a medical practitioner licensed to administer physical examinations by the state in which he/she practices. As of September 1, 1990, the Special Olympics Illinois Application for Participation is the only Medical Clearance form which will be accepted as valid by Special Olympics Illinois. This person, by signing the Medical Clearance, is stating that the athlete is in good health and can safely participate in Special Olympics sports training and competition. It is strongly suggested that the person administering the physical examination possess the following: Background and preparation in giving sports physical examinations. Qualifications to administer examinations that would not compromise his/her area of specialty. AFTER COMPLETING THE APPLICATION ... 4. Send the original copy of the Application for Participation to the Area Director who will send the App to the Special Olympics Illinois Chapter office. The Chapter office will validate the Application for Participation and send a copy of the App with an approved stamp back to the SOAD (Special Olympics Athletic Director). An Application for Participation will not be validated until all information is correct and completed on the approved form. 5. Special Olympics Illinois requires that all Applications for Participation be presented prior to and no later than the established Medical App deadline of a Chapter championship level event (Winter Games, State Basketball Tournament, Summer Games, Outdoor Sports Festival, Fall Games and Indoor Sports Festival). All Apps for the event in question must be valid throughout the completion of that Chapter competition. Applications for Participation for athletes participating in District Tournaments and Sectional Tournaments must be received before the entry deadline or with registration materials. Applications not on file or in receipt by the specified deadline will not be accepted.
  • 35. SUPPORT STAFF Support Staff NEDSRA would like to thank the following support staff members for their time, energy and commitment during the fall 2009 season. Jenifer Bailey Justin Grooms Sarah Morrissey Melissa Smarzewski Veronica Bieniek Bob Griffin Melissa Muzi Rosa Soto Kim Birch Liz Grillos Daniel Nejman Chris Staffeldt Nathan Bohne Gina Hammond Maureen Novak Bill Stang Shannon Bohnert Caroline Hanes Sean O’Meara Janice Strayve Terrie Brader Melissa Harris Steve Osborne Julissa Torres Steve Bremer Joe Hervey Annette Pagan Veronica Urban Brenda Callahan Karin Holz Amanda Pawinski Tammy Welter John Callahan Brad Hussey Debbi Pawinski Bill Werner Kerri Carlquist Wally Inghoven Ed Pawinski Aubrey Wittke Jean Cholewa Mindy Jack Sharon Pearce Jenny Woo Helene Coletto Saulius Kemeza Ruben Robles Marianne Zaval Matt Corso Nancy Klemm Jennifer Ross Scott Zeitlin Aubry Cortez Lynn Klufetos Sue Rubins Brian Davis Bethanie Korczynski Chris Rzemieniecki Domini DiMaggio Deanna Krebs Richard Santiago Terra Engler Michelle Lindgren Cynthia Schaffer Jonrobert Erickson Susan Lycko Donna Sebok Patricia Erwin Victoria “Vicky” Mann Nicole Eskenazy Becky Manzella Carly Evans Teresa Manzella Chiffon Ferguson Mary Martindale Ryan Fleck Sarah McGowan Ulises Flores Gerard Moran Phillip Floro Bruce Flowers Matt Ford Colleen Fritsch Nick Fuhrman Miriam Galvan-Calvo Sean Gascoigne Eileen Glick Maria Goris 35
  • 36. 36 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT #517 1770 W. Centennial Place ADDISON, IL Addison, Illinois 60101-1076 Phone: 630-620-4500 Fax: 630-620-4598 (TDD) 630-620-7477 www.nedsra.org Change service requested SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF: Addison Glendale Heights Medinah Villa Park Bensenville Itasca Oakbrook Terrace Wood Dale Butterfield Park District Lombard Schiller Park Do you know a veteran returning from active duty with a disability? Help us spread the word about this free fitness program. Qualified veterans will receive personal training sessions, a free ClubFitness membership for 2 people, and more. A free initial consultation with NEDSRA is required. Call 630-620-4500, ext. 140 for more information. Offered in partnership with: