NEDSRA

"Putting People First" is more than just our slogan; it is our approach to everything we do!

"Putting People First" is more than just our slogan; it is our approach to everything we do! Northeast DuPage Special Recreation Association (NEDSRA) improves the quality of life for thousands of people with disabilities each year, by providing them with a variety of recreational and social programs. The programs are offered in partnership with eight park districts and three village recreation departments.

Mission: To serve as an integral partner with our member park districts and villages to positively impact individuals with disabilities through diverse recreation opportunities and community services.

NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share your favorite "Pet or Toy." Thank you for joining us today & all week long! Come back tomorrow for "What are You up to?" and share a art project you have done!
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Sundays with Colleen 5.10

SUNDAYS WITH COLLEEN! Have you ever wondered what Dragons LOVE to eat? Enjoy this story with Colleen on this relaxing Sunday night.
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WEEKLY THEME!
This upcoming week is "What are YOU up to?" Each day share a picture of yourself and your answer to the daily topic! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]
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Monday: Art Project
Tuesday: Game/Sport
Wednesday: Workout
Thursday: Joke
Friday: Recipe
Saturday: Sensory Item
Sunday: Book

REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]
Today is your favorite "Favorite Pet or Toy."
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NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share your favorite "Quarantine Activity." Thank you for joining us today! Come back tomorrow and share your Favorite Pet or Toy with Colleen at [email protected]
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REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]
Today is your favorite "Favorite Quarantine Activity."
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NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share your favorite "Song." Thank you for joining us today! Come back tomorrow and share your Favorite Quarantine with Colleen at [email protected]
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It is Friday Night... and you know what that means! The #keepingNEDSRAconnected Activity Book Volume 15 is now available! Click here to download: bit.ly/3bnaX7H
May Virtual Programs are now up!
Group Programs: bit.ly/2YB7qzV
1-on-1 Sessions: bit.ly/3d5c0tT
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Nicholas' Favorite Song!

NEDSRA FAVORTIES!
Today you were asked to share your favorite song. Hear Nicholas sing his favorite song now! Join us back at 7pm to see other participant favorites.
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Fritsch in the Kitchen 5.8

FRITSCH IN THE KITCHEN!
Today Sean provides the PERFECT smore snack to go with Tuesday nights Fireside Chat virtual program with Lori and Carrie! A quick and easy snack to make within minutes! Full ingredient list & directions below!

Register for Fireside Chat at: bit.ly/2xKFpKY
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Ingredients:
3 Cups Golden Gram Cereal
1.5 Cups Mini Pretzels
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
1 Cup of Chocolate Chips split in .5 cups

Directions:
1. In a large bow, mix together your cereal, pretzels, marshmallows and .5 cup of chocolate chips.
2. Melt the remaining .5 cup chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments until it is creamy.
3. Pour the melted chocolate chips over the ingredients in the large bowl.
4. Allow the chocolate to cool and harden.
5. Store in an air-tight container and enjoy.

HAVE YOU HEARD!?!
Karate is back! Join NEDSRA and Joe's Dojo every Saturday in May from 12-1 pm for virtual karate. Class is open to everyone ages 8+ and no previous experience is required.
Register for this FREE program here: bit.ly/35GrvpI

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REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]

Today is your favorite "Favorite Song." Share a photo or even a video!

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NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share your favorite "Virtual Program." Thank you for joining us today! Come back tomorrow and share your Favorite Song with Colleen at [email protected] - either tell Colleen your favorite song... or since it is FRIDAY - send us a video of your singing!
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Laugh with Lori! 5.7

LAUGH WITH LORI! Did you figure out last weeks facts about guinea pigs? Join Lori as we take a break, learn something new and laugh until it hurts!
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REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]

Today is your favorite "Virtual Program"

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NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share you favorite "Huskies Sport." Thank you for joining us today! Come back tomorrow and share your Favorite Virtual Program with Colleen at [email protected]
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SPECIAL MESSAGE! NEDSRA staff has a special message for you! Thank you for staying connected with us, as we stay apart to keep healthy.
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REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]

Today is your favorite "Huskies Sport"

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NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share you favorite "NEDSRA Van." Thank you for joining us today! Come back tomorrow and share your Favorite Huskies Sport with Colleen at [email protected] - don't have a favorite Huskies Sport, share your favorite sports team!
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We Wear Masks - A Social Story about the coronavirus

MASK SOCIAL STORY! Check out this helpful and informative clip about mask wearing.

"This Social Story, will help be to visualize and listen to simple language that explains things we need to do to keep safe like staying home, not going to school, wearing a mask if we have to go out, and staying 6 feet away from other people." Thank you Mike McGovern for this great piece!

Download a pdf of the book here: bit.ly/3aYMqpf

Download a FREE PDF version of this book here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/We-Wear-Masks-Coronavirus-Social-Story-about-Wearing-a-Mask-542598...

REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]

Today is your favorite "NEDSRA VAN"

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NEDSRA FAVORITES!
Today you were asked to share you favorite "In-Person Program." Thank you for joining us today! Come back tomorrow and share your Favorite NEDSRA Van with Colleen at [email protected]
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It is Monday Night... and you know what that means! The #keepingNEDSRAconnected Activity Book Volume 10 is now available! For a physical copy of the book, please comment below and we will make sure one gets in the mail for you. Click here to download: bit.ly/2WrfDUr

Check out all of May's Virtual Programs!
Group Programs: bit.ly/2YB7qzV
1-on-1 Sessions: bit.ly/3d5c0tT

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Virtual Dance Party

VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY! This past Friday, NEDSRA friends, staff and families gathered around for a dance party! This is just one of our amazing FREE virtual programs. Check out all of May's Virtual Programs!
Group Programs: bit.ly/2YB7qzV
1-on-1 Sessions: bit.ly/3d5c0tT
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Mondays with Maggie! 5.4

MONDAYS WITH MAGGIE! Ever wonder what to do with those unpaired or stretched out socks? Maggie teaches us how use recycled items to make beautiful pieces of bubble art!
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REMINDER! This week is NEDSRA's Favorites! Each day share a picture with/at your NEDSRA Favorite! If you do not have a photo, simply write the item on a piece of paper and take a photo holding it! Email all photos to Colleen Cline at [email protected]

Today is "In-Person Program." Share a photo at your favorite in-person program or write it down!

#keepingNEDSRAconnected

Sundays with Colleen 5.3

SUNDAYS WITH COLLEEN! Let's pratice our sign language! Today we learn how to ask basic questions; who, what, when and how! Colleen will also demonstrate some additional signs.
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Yvonne just loved her Coloring and Relaxing program on Friday Night. Her mom said "they are coloring and chatting about everything. From Recipes to weather, and friendships! It's marvelous. It is filling the need to be social!"

May Virtual Programs are now up!
Group Programs: bit.ly/2YB7qzV
1-on-1 Sessions: bit.ly/3d5c0tT

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SENSORY SATURDAY! Join Tessa and learn how to make a at-home Sensory Bottle!
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FREE VIRTUAL PROGRAMS!
Check out one of our participants enjoying 3 different types of programs in just one week! From Karaoke to Yoga - we have something for you! For any questions regarding programs, email [email protected]

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It is Friday Night... and you know what that means! The #keepingNEDSRAconnected Activity Book Volume 13 is now available! Click here to download: bit.ly/2YnD5V5

May Virtual Programs are now up!
Group Programs: bit.ly/2YB7qzV
1-on-1 Sessions: bit.ly/3d5c0tT

#keepingNEDSRAconnected

The team is hard at work planning virtual programs and activities for the entire month of May. We can’t wait to share the opportunities with you. Please keep an eye on your emails and check our page as we will share all the details this weekend! Stay safe.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos from programs this past week!

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Fritsch in the Kitchen 5.1

FRITSCH IN THE KITCHEN! Warmer weather is ahead... so let's up our lemonade game. Join Sean as he teaches us how to make homemade sugarfree lemonade.
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GUESS WHO ANSWER! The NEDSRA staff member that had an animal as a Ring Bearer at their wedding, is Recreation Coordinator Sean Tovey!

Seamus served as NEDSRA’s Therapy Dog from 2012-2018, and is happily enjoying his retirement with Sean. He will turn 13 in June. Sean and Shannon’s anniversary was this past Sunday so it’s almost 7 years to the day that the photo was taken.

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GUESS WHO HINT!
Fact: This NEDSRA staff member had an animal as a Ring Bearer at their wedding.

Hint: This animal is pretty popular at NEDSRA!
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Videos (show all)

Sundays with Colleen 5.10
Nicholas' Favorite Song!
Fritsch in the Kitchen 5.8
Laugh with Lori! 5.7
Virtual Dance Party
Mondays with Maggie! 5.4
Sundays with Colleen 5.3
Fritsch in the Kitchen 5.1
Laugh with Lori! 4.30
Fitness with Carrie 4.29
Sport Skills with Sean 4.28

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1770 W Centennial Pl
Addison, IL
60101

General information

Our Core Values: Service with Compassion Excellence and Quality Integrity Commitment FUN

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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Addison Park District Addison Park District
120 E Oak St
Addison, 60101

Addison Park District provides Leisure for your Lifestyle with activities for all interests and ages. To learn more, visit us at www.addisonparks.org and follow us on facebook.