Park Forest, IL—(ENEWSPF)—May 1, 2011. The South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) is offering a variety of programs for children and adults with special needs. The programs are as follows:
- Chef’s Kitchen – for persons ages 13 and older. This program will be held at the Richton Park Community Center from June 14 through August 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Fee is $69 for residents and $276 for non-residents.
- Photography Club – for persons ages 13 and older. This program will be held at the Richton Park Community Center from June 14 through August 2 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee is $48 for residents and $192 for non-residents.
- Tennis Lessons – for persons ages 13 and older. This program will be held at Rich South High School Tennis Courts in Richton Park from June 16 through August 4 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This program is free for residents, $156 for non-residents, and $39 for LWSRA and SWSRA.
- Splish Splash – for persons ages 13 and older with severe and profound disabilities. This program will be held at the Park Forest Aqua Center from June 14 through August 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. This program is free for residents, $260 for non-residents, and $65 for LWSRA and SWWRA.
- Adapted Bocce – for persons ages 6 and older with limited range of hands and arms. This program will be held at the Richton park Community Center from June 14 through August 2 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is a fee of $21 for residents and non-residents.
- Family Bagg-O Tournament – for all SSSRA participants and family. This program will be held on Sunday, August 21 at Glaeser Park in Richton Park on Sunday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program is free for residents, $24 for non-residents, and $12 for LWSRA and SWSRA.
The registration deadline for all programs is Friday, May 6. Participants must register with the SSSRA office, 19910 80th Ave., Tinley Park, to attend the program. For additional information, call 815-806-0384 or visit: http://www.sssra.org/programs/Summer2011.pdf
SSSRA is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of eight park districts and three recreation and parks departments. It is organized to provide individuals with disabilities or special needs, the opportunity to be involved in year-round recreation.
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. This could include individuals who have varying degrees of physical disabilities, mental handicaps, learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, hearing or visual impairments, and developmental delays.
Persons residing in the SSSRA member agencies are considered residents. These agencies are: Country Club Hills Park District, Frankfort Square Park District, Hazel Crest Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Lan-Oak Park District, Matteson Parks and Recreation Department, Oak Forest Park District, Olympia Fields Park District, Park Forest Recreation and Parks Department, Richton Park Parks and Recreation Department, and Tinley Park – Park District.
For additional information about SSSRA, visit: www.sssra.org