Disability Services

NSSRA LogoThe Glenview Park District is one of thirteen partner agencies (including Deerfield, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Northbrook, Northfield, Wilmette, and Winnetka, the Cities of Highwood and Lake Forest, and the Village of Riverwoods) that support the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) which provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities. NSSRA offers recreation, sport, cultural and social programs and events available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time, and friendships. NSSRA has been creating an environment of belonging through play since 1970, and has the distinction of being the first Special Recreation Association in the country.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to try something new. This means you have the opportunity to participate in any one of NSSRA’s over 500 annual programs, or that you have the opportunity to participate in one of the Glenview Park District programs with the assistance of an NSSRA Inclusion companion.

Glenview Park District’s Accessibility Transition Plan

The Glenview Park District strives to make its buildings and facilities accessible to individuals
with disabilities. The District engaged the services of Recreation Accessibility Consultants, LLC
(RAC) to conduct an ADA assessment of its facilities and the corrective action needed.
Subsequently the District engaged ACT Services to help refine the assessment and assist in
prioritizing the actions needed.

On February 12, 2012, John McGovern of Recreation Accessibility Consultants, LLC (RAC)
presented the Glenview Park District’s Accessibility Transition study to staff. The purpose of
this project was to conduct an evaluation of the Park District’s current facilities and properties to
determine any elements that adversely affect the full participation of individuals with disabilities.
The results of the study became the basis for the District’s Accessibility Transition Plan.

Read the ADA Transition Plan here.

Questions or comments regarding the Glenview Park District’s Accessibility Transition Plan? Contact us here.

Inclusion Services

Glenview Park District program Inclusion services are available to special needs residents no additional cost to the family. Inclusion services may include, when necessary, staff training, program modifications/adaptations, modified equipment and program observations.

Reasons to Request Inclusion Services

  • A parent or family member recognizes that a participant would benefit from additional support in a Glenview Park District program
  • Glenview Park District staff identifies a need for additional support, for safety and programmatic reasons, and communicates this need to the family

Requesting Inclusion Services

When registering for a Glenview Park District program for the first time:

  • Check Section 3, Americans with Disabilities Act accommodation on the registration form to indicate that the participant will require assistance from NSSRA
  • Once your registration form is submitted, the Glenview Park District will contact you to discuss the type of Inclusion support needed for the participant
  • The park district will provide NSSRA with an Inclusion request that contains both program and participant information
  • You will be contacted by NSSRA to discuss the needs of the participant and get input on the type of support required
  • NSSRA will work with the park district to put the necessary Inclusion accommodations in place for participation in the desired program(s)
  • Communication between you, NSSRA, Glenview Park District staff continues throughout the Inclusion process

For more information regarding Glenview Park District Inclusion services contact:

Joe Pollina
Assistant Director of Recreation
Glenview Park District
Meggan Davies
Recreation Manager for Inclusion
847-509-9400 x6828
3105 MacArthur Blvd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

For more information about NSSRA go to nssra.org
and check out NSSRA’s Program Guides.