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Looking for Special Recreation Opportunities? Check out Northwest Special Recreation Association!

As we observe Autism Awareness in the month of April, we are lucky enough to have a wonderful organization located right here in our service area that makes a big impact in the community. Northwest Special Recreation Association, (NWSRA) provides outstanding opportunities through recreation for children and adults with disabilities. Over its 44 -year history, it has continued to grow more and more. Today, it provides over 2,000 recreational programs and receives more than 14,000 registrations daily. The programs offered include weekly programs, trips, special events, cultural arts, sports, and many more.

NWSRA serves a wide population of 17 communities. These communities include Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Mt. Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights, River Trails, Rolling Meadows, Salt Creek, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood, and Wheeling.

During these difficult times, NWSRA has continued its efforts to make a difference in the lives of those with disabilities. They have recently launched their online activity center. This activity center offers online resources that will enable participants to lead healthy, active lives while furthering personal interests. NSWRA has also introduced virtual programming. These programs are offered weekly and free of charge. Activities in both the activity center and virtual programming include fitness, cooking, art, reading, and sensory activities.

Contact Information:



3000 W. Central Rd., Suite 205

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Office Hours

  • Open Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    • Phone calls accepted Saturdays during program session: 8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

  • Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays


  • General Information: Brian Selders

  • Program Ideas: Liz Thomas

Link to Activity Center and Virtual Programming :

“NWSRA - Northwest Special Recreation Association.” NWSRA - Northwest Special Recreation Association , Northwest Special Recreation Association,

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