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 for the next 3 weeks of virtual programs:
Need help with the tech-side of signing up for or joining virtual programs? We've got you covered! Click here 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.
In conjunction with ongoing virtual programs, we will be offering in-person programs again beginning Monday, July 20. Session I programs will run for five weeks and be limited to ten individuals per program, including staff. Our Session I Program Guide will be released Monday, June 29. To determine eligibility for programs beginning July 20, a Participant Assessment must be submitted by Monday, June 22, prior to registration for Session I programs beginning on Monday, June 29.  Complete the Participant Assessment here.

Below is NSSRA's timeline for Sessio n I programs:

  • Monday, June 22: Session I program opportunities released
  • Monday, June 29: Registration for Session I begins
  • Friday, July 10: Registration for Session I ends
  • Monday, July 20: Session I begins
  • Saturday, August 22: Session I ends

We will continue evaluating in-person program opportunities on a month-to-month basis. Further information about additional session start and end dates through the end of 2020 will be provided in the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we navigate offering as many services as possible safely.

For more information regarding Session I programs, contact Recreation Manager Dani Kern at dkern@nssra.org .
Hey, Gators! We've got another weekly challenge starting Monday! Click here for details and join us as we keep moving from home!
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!

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 social media yet?

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

Northbrook Days (CANCELLED)
Saturday, August 8
Cancelled per Northbrook Civic Foundation

Summer Bash (CANCELLED)
Wednesday, August 12
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

Friday, July 17 at 10:00 am
This meeting will be held virtually.

Monday, September 14 at 7:00 pm
This meeting will be held virtually.