With both one-on-one video calls and virtual group programs available, we have plenty of options for you to stay connected with #teamnssra and your friends! Click the links below to sign up:
Need help with the tech-side of signing up for or joining virtual programs? We've got you covered! Click the videos below to learn how to sign up for virtual programs on our website, and then how to join them via Zoom.

We also put together a couple printable handouts, for both NSSRA and ELA programs, for you to organize your Zoom IDs and passwords. Download here.
Video programs and calls are conducted over Zoom, a free app that can be downloaded on your phone, tablet or computer.  Click here to download Zoom.
Don't forget to follow us on  social media ! We are posting new videos, activity ideas and more each day, and we'd love to see your faces pop up in the comments!

WebTrac registration and phone systems are back up! Registration for summer special events and miscellaneous other activities is fully operational. While our phone system is working again, it is still best to either leave a voicemail in the general office voicemail box or continue contacting staff by email. Some offices remain under construction without phones plugged in . Click h ere for our staff directory.


Please note: Virtual program sign-ups on our website are still live and continuing as normal.
Check Out Our Family Resources Section
NSSRA's full-time team has put together several resources to support participants and families at home. Click the links below for offline activities and pre-recorded programming, a collection of social stories to help participants understand COVID-19, resources and more. Need a little extra support or a sounding board? We're here to help! Click the staff support option and make an appointment with one of NSSRA's recreation managers or specialists. These pages will be updated regularly with additional resources.
 
Community Resources
For those of you that miss NSSRA's Music Speaks program with Music Speaks, LLC, check out their free, weekly livestreams on Thursdays! Join Music Speaks Music Therapy each week at 6:30 pm for an interactive music session with a board-certified music therapist! Wind down from the day and learn new techniques to use at home each and every day.

You can view these videos anytime on the Music Speaks Youtube Channel, as well as follow all events and announcements here .
Join A.B.L.E.’s teen ensemble for a reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, "Comedy of Errors," about mistaken identity! Beginning Monday, May 18, the ensemble - 20 young adults with Down syndrome and other developmental differences - will release a new episode each week, filmed entirely over Zoom.

A.B.L.E. (Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations) is a Chicago nonprofit that creates theatre and film projects for, with, and by individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental differences. Click here for details.

If you've run across a great virtual resource for participants with disabilities and their families, we'd love to hear about it! Email info@nssra.org and share it with us!
Have you followed us over on Instagram , Facebook or YouTube yet?

Every week we're posting new activities, workouts, storytime readings, games and more!

Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games (CANCELLED)
Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14
Cancelled per Special Olympics Illinois
Shining Stars Awards & Recognition Banquet (RESCHEDULED)
Friday, October 30, 2020
Originally Friday, April 24, 2020
We will communicate further updates as we have them. With questions or for more information, please contact Recreation Manager Blair Hill at bhill@nssra.org .
U pcoming Board Meetings

Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
This meeting will be held virtually.

Monday, June 8 at 7:00 pm
This meeting will be held virtually.

Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 am
This meeting will be held virtually.