Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)
Join the celebration! The team of full-time Therapeutic Recreation professionals and trained part-time staff at the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) offer safe, fun and quality year-round opportunities to individuals with disabilities of all ages and ability levels. Benefit from increased self esteem, physical and social skills development, and improved fitness and health while experiencing new challenges, making friends, and having fun! After school, evening and weekend activities feature cooperative sports and games, individuals and team sports, arts and crafts, fitness, cooking, creative arts, and drama. Energizing camps, trips, and special events add to the excitement. Inclusion assistance provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in their home park district program. When registering, the parent of the individual should inform the park district (and NWSRA, if desired) of any accommodation needed in order for the individual to successfully enjoy the program. The park district staff will then contact NWSRA for assistance with the accommodation.
For more information on NWSRA, check out www.nwsra.org. Brochures may also be picked up at the park district main office or at the NWSRA office at Park Central, 3000 W. Central Road in Rolling Meadows. NWSRA may be contacted at 847/392-2848 (voice), 392-2855 (TTY) or 392-2870 (fax).
The Rolling Meadows Park District is a member of a cooperative agreement among 17 park districts which form the Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA).
Notice Under The Americans With Disabilities Act
In accordance with the requirements of Title I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Rolling Meadows Park District will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in the Park District’s services, programs or activities.
Employment: The Park District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Effective Communication: The Park District will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in the Park District programs, services and activities, including qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing or vision impairments.
Modifications to Policies and Procedures: The Park District will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all Park District programs, services and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Park District offices, even where pets are general prohibited. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a Park District program, service, or activity, should contact the Administrative Office, 847/818-3220, as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours before the scheduled event. The ADA does not require the Park District program to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.
Questions, concerns or complaints that a Park District program, service or activity is not accessible to persons with disabilities, or requests for additional information should be directed to the ADA Compliance Officer, Brian McKenna or the Executive Director, Amy Charlesworth. The Park District will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with the disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.
For additional information on recreational programs servicing people with disabilities, please visit them on the web at www.NWSRA.org.