South Suburban Special Recreation Association
SOUTH SUBURBAN SPECIAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION
19910 80th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60487
Phone: 815-806-0384 Fax: 815-806-0390
South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) is a therapeutic recreation program that
is an extension of the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department. SSSRA is organized to provide
individuals with special needs or disabilities the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation programs.
SSSRA programs are for individuals from birth through adult who are in special education classes,
sheltered workshops or who have recreational needs not met by traditional park district programs.
Persons residing in SSSRA member agency communities are considered residents.
Programs and special events are offered seasonally throughout the year. They include programs
in the areas of Early Childhood Development, Cultural Arts, Illinois Special Olympics, Summer Day Camp,
Sports & Fitness, Social Programs, Adaptive Sports, Special Events and Overnight Trips.
A complete program brochure is available at the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department
and the SSSRA office. Please call the SSSRA office if you would like to receive the SSSRA brochure
on a seasonal basis.
Professional staff with experience in the field of Therapeutic Recreation or a related field supervise
all SSSRA programs. They are assisted by individuals who are trained by SSSRA staff in specific
areas of therapeutic recreation. Scholarships are available to SSSRA residents with disabilities
who would like to participate in one or more programs, but cannot afford the fees charged.
Through the Inclusion process, SSSRA staff members are available to help participants choose an
appropriate program, conduct staff trainings, or supply adaptive equipment if you or a family member
are interested in a park district or recreation department program.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS - For a complete listing of programs please visit our website at www.sssra.org.