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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.

Equal Fun for Everyone – 9th Annual SRA Art Show

Artwork comes in all colors and textures, all shapes and sizes – just like the people who create it. Art allows us to express our true selves and adds beauty and joy to life. What a drab world it would be without art. At Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA), we know that for some, participation in the arts is an important part of self-fullfilment.

Equal Fun for Everyone – WDSRA spring break trips

This time of year, as spring fever sets in, phrases like “tropical paradise” and “all-inclusive,” can really warm the heart and spark the imagination....

Equal Fun for Everyone – A brief history of SRAs

Photos are from the archives of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. People often question our long, complicated name: Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)....

Equal Fun for Everyone – WDSRA invites ‘Heroes’ to the Black & Red Bash

When I was a girl, I would help my mother prepare for many of our family parties. As we set out our mismatched finery,...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Drop in center holiday party

Indeed, the holidays can be a stressful time for many. Remember that scene from It’s a Wonderful Life when neighbors gathered en masse in...

Equal Fun For Everyone – WDSRA: Holiday Party Central

Did you know that “Jingle Bells” was actually written for a Thanksgiving celebration? Google it. See for yourself. But does this distinction really matter much? Doesn’t...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Santa’s Helpers at Santa House

As youngsters, we asked: How can Santa possibly do it all by himself? Then we were told about the elves, and to this day,...

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

Ah, September! School is in session and parents are grateful for the intangible gifts of structure and respite. Kids benefit from a safe and...

Equal fun for Everyone – Cultural Arts Programs at WDSRA

Name your passion. What is it that makes you want to get up in the morning? Interestingly, research shows that persons who can identify...

Equal Fun for Everyone – WDSRA Social Clubs

Everyone needs a few close friends to laugh with, cry with, and simply talk to. Friends are an essential ingredient to one’s overall sense...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Why we golf

I never considered myself a golfer. But I sort of developed a little crush on the game last year at my very first charitable...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Working together each summer

Each summer, approximately 80 Naperville children and teens with special needs participate in summer camps run by Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) in...

Equal Fun for Everyone – WDSRA and special Olympics track events

Spring has arrived, and for many of us, our thoughts turn to running, jumping, throwing…and volunteering.  In Naperville, spring means Special Olympics athletes from...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Summer camp options for those with special needs

If you are the parent of a child, teen, or young adult with a disability in the Naperville area and are looking for options...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Make a difference at WDSRA Black & Red Bash

Got the oh-my-gosh-I-wish-winter-was-over blues? Cheer up. Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) has an event that will warm your heart. So, shed the blues...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Windy City Warriors: Local Powerhouse

By all accounts, the Warriors are a powerhouse. Currently ranked 3rd in the nation, this team has their eyes firmly fixed on bringing home...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Naperville Park District and WDSRA

To understand the history of Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA) is to appreciate its long and happy relationship with the Naperville Park District. Think...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Lose to Live Challenge at WDRSA

The new Lose to Live Challenge is creating quite a buzz here at Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA). Starting in September, six teams...

Equal Fun for Everyone – Awareness leads to acceptance

Scout was having a bad day. Her father helped her gain perspective. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point...

Equal Fun for Everyone – A day in the life of Rec & Roll...

Want to see some happy faces? Check out the pictures that accompany this column. The pictures paint a positive portrait of what life is like...

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