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Sherry Manschot

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Sherry Manschot is the Marketing/Public Relations Manager at Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. She can be contacted at sherrym@wdsra.com. Learn about WDSRA at www.wdsra.com.

WDSRA: Summer fun for the family

Summer is here. Thank goodness. Sunshine, warmer temps, everything blooming…. these are all signs that it is time to get outside and enjoy all that...

WDSRA: Honoring Charlie Long

Around this time every year, we at the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) take a moment to remember a truly exceptional friend of...

WDSRA: April is Autism Acceptance Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 1 in 44 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with an autism spectrum...

Summers at WDSRA: The most fun you can have this summer

What a crazy time of year with this Chicago weather. One day it feels like winter will never end and the next like spring...

WDSRA: Eat, drink and be charitable

Whether in-person or virtual, WDSRA programs are making a real difference in the lives of so many participants and families. I say this not...

Sleighing the holidays the WDSRA way

Celebrating the magic of the holiday season is one of our favorite things to do. You could say we sleigh the holidays. With lights...

WDSRA: Generosity from the heart

I spend a lot … a lot … of time thinking about generosity. I think about it, write about it and talk about it....

WDSRA: The Best of the Best

Passionate. Generous. Fun.  Those are just three of the innate qualities found in the people you see in our programs. I’m talking, not about...

Get to know Dan Leahy, WDSRA Executive Director

Though new to his role as WDSRA Executive Director, Dan Leahy is a familiar face in and around the community both professionally and personally. Dan...

WDSRA: Sensory Garden Play Days are back

Yes, they are. Saturdays: June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18. And they come with free goodie bags for the first 50 kids. The...

WDSRA: Special recreation leader Sandy Gbur retires

Sandy Gbur, executive director of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), announced she will retire June 2021 after 43+ years of dedicated leadership...

WDSRA: Summertime FUN!

Spring may be in the air, but we are in full swing planning summer programs.  Count on making this summer memorable for your child with...

WDSRA: The 2021 BASH Update

What a difference a year makes…. at least this year! This time last year, we were busily planning a large scale, 300+ person fundraiser for...

WDSRA: ‘Tis the season

Decorations up… check. Holiday cards purchased… check. Gifts ordered… check. I love the holidays. Especially the cheer and goodwill that is such an inherent part of this...

WDSRA: Accessible tree house is open

I am a fall girl. It is, by far, my favorite season of the year. The combination of cooler temperatures and warm sunshine make fall...

WDSRA: Fall Inclusion Services for Naperville Park District Programs

It’s hard being a kid sometimes. Even at the youngest ages, they are trying to figure out how to navigate the world around them....

WDSRA: Out and about in Naperville … once again!

It’s good to be back in Naperville! With the return of in-person programs we are thrilled to be able to once again bring participants...

WDSRA: In-person programs and inclusion services are back

It has been a long road, but we are thrilled to announce that Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) inclusion services are back and...

WDSRA: Lessons learned with virtual recreation

Like everyone these days, the way we (Western DuPage Special Recreation Association) serve the community has changed. We count ourselves as extremely lucky in...

WDSRA: We are here for you

Though you may not have seen our buses on the road for a while, we have been busy serving our participants and families virtually...

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