Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)
Community-Based Recreational Programs and Inclusion Services for Park District Programs
The Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is a cooperative extension of the Naperville Park District.
WDSRA Recreational and Social Programs
WDSRA provides fun, engaging recreational and social programs, trips, and special events for children, teens, and adults with special needs. Programs are structured to allow everyone to participate at their own ability level. Through WDSRA each individual has the opportunity to grow personally, connect with their community and discover their potential.
WDSRA offers a wide range of programs to reach a variety of interests. Over 1,500 annually!
- Special Olympics
- Music and Dance
- Art and Drama
- Social Clubs
- Special Events
- Adaptive Sports
- Overnight Outings
- Weeklong Trips
- Much, much more!
Inclusion Services for Park District Programs
Inclusion services are designed to provide the least restrictive environment while providing the maximum opportunity to participate in regular park district programs. There is no charge for WDSRA’s support. To register for services, simply indicate that special accommodations are needed on the park district registration form. Two-week advance notice is requested for inclusion support.
Why Choose Special Recreation at WDSRA?
- All disabilities and ages welcome
- Safe learning environment
- Caring, dedicated, trained staff
- High staff to child/adult ratio
- Improves self-confidence
- Provides socialization opportunities
- Offers opportunities to establish friendships and gain social independence
- Programs that grow with your child
Volunteers & Part Time Staff Welcome
We are always looking for volunteers to assist in all of our programs and at our events. Hours are flexible. Training is provided. Apply at www.wdsra.com.
The development of individuals through recreation.
Opening a world of untapped potential and a lifetime of possibilities.