South Suburban Special Recreation Association
19910 80th Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60487
711 (Illinois Relay System)
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 adulthood 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 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 Therapeutic Recreation or a related field supervise all SSSRA programs. They are assisted by individuals 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 training, or supply adaptive equipment if you or a family member are interested in a park district or recreation department program.
For a complete listing of upcoming SSSRA programs, please visit our website at sssra.org.