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Friday, March 31, 2023

Equal fun for Everyone – Back to school and back to WDSRA


[shareprints gallery_id=”36214″ gallery_type=”filmstrip” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”xlarge” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” titles=”true” captions=”true” descriptions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]Ah, September! School is in session and parents are grateful for the intangible gifts of structure and respite. Kids benefit from a safe and supportive environment while moms delight in the return of “me-time.”

September is a double blessing for parents of children with special needs (no matter the age) because it also means the return of fall programming at Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. For these parents, the structure and respite afforded by WDSRA programming is highly valued.

WDSRA provides recreational programs and services for children, teens, and adults with special needs. In a recently debuted WDSRA video, parents sing the praises of WDSRA staff for their dedication, patience, and ability to keep “fun” a priority. They explain the positive impact WDSRA has on their daily lives.

Parent Amy Hess calls WDSRA “exceptional and rare.” She appreciates WDSRA staff for providing her son with “a fun, comfortable, caring, safe environment where I can drop Daniel off, watch him smile, walk right into this friendly classroom and I feel comfortable leaving him, knowing he’s in great hands.”

And while the kids (of any age) are off having fun, parents receive that elusive and cherished gift of respite. WDSRA provides fun, comfortable, caring, and safe environment for individuals with special needs – and the benefits of that reach directly into the home. Each family is able to re-balance, re-energize, and re-new, allowing harmony to prosper in the home.

If you said the true purpose of WDSRA is to support the families of those with special needs, you would be correct.

For more information visit www.wdsra.com or call (630) 681-0962.

Terri Gregory
Terri Gregoryhttp://www.wdsra.com
Terri Gregory is Community Relations Supervisor for Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. WDSRA offers recreational opportunities for adults and children with special needs through programs and inclusion services. WDSRA is a cooperative extension of nine park districts. Almost 30 percent of WDSRA’s participants are from Naperville. Contact her at WDSRA via (630) 681-0962 or terrig@wdsra.com.