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Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR)

About Us

                 Recreation programs and services for all ages and abilities


We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and, through advocacy and awareness, promoting a successful leisure lifestyle for individuals with disabilities.

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Our Story

Since 1972, M-NASR has provided and facilitated recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. We are an  extension of the park districts in Des Plaines, Golf-Maine, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge and Skokie and Lincolnwood’s Parks and Recreation department.

M-NASR Programs

M-NASR offers a wide range of recreation programming, including athletics, adaptive sports, camps, cultural arts, social opportunities, special events, virtual programs and much more. M-NASR’s full time recreation staff have therapeutic recreation backgrounds and all programs are designed with the cognitive, psychological, social and physical needs of participants in mind.


M-NASR programs are offered throughout our member districts. M-NASR

participants are welcome to register for all programs regardless of location,

and transportation is available to select programs.


To view our latest program guide, click here.

M-NASR Inclusion Services

Inclusion provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to

participate alongside their non-disabled peers in park district recreation

programs. M-NASR works cooperatively with its member park districts

to provide training and education to staff, as well as resources and

reasonable accommodations to include individuals with disabilities

registered for recreational programs they offer.


To view our Inclusion Information Guide, click here.


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