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

Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR) Providing individuals with disabilities access to recreation and leisure opportunities since 1972.
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M-NASR's 2023 Holiday Raffle is next week and tickets are still available! All proceeds go to support M-NASR programming...
12/07/2023

M-NASR's 2023 Holiday Raffle is next week and tickets are still available! All proceeds go to support M-NASR programming so it's a $10 purchase you can feel good about.

Get your tickets online at holidayraffle23.givesmart.com or by scanning the QR code. Please note, you must be an Illinois resident to buy raffle tickets online. To buy tickets offline, contact Vera Kramer at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

The basketball action continues on Tuesday nights. These Wildcat athletes played hard and finished strong! 🏀 💜
12/06/2023

The basketball action continues on Tuesday nights. These Wildcat athletes played hard and finished strong! 🏀 💜

M-NASR is hiring! Currently we are most in need of Inclusion Assistants to support participants in park district program...
12/05/2023

M-NASR is hiring! Currently we are most in need of Inclusion Assistants to support participants in park district programs. Enjoy flexible hours and pay starting at $15 an hour. Find more information and apply online at mnasr.org/employment

It may be December, but we have memories from our trip to Tiki Terrace to help keep us warm! 🌺 🍍😎
12/04/2023

It may be December, but we have memories from our trip to Tiki Terrace to help keep us warm! 🌺 🍍😎

Our Town Travelers program is all about starting the weekend with Friday night fun! A recent night of painting at local ...
12/01/2023

Our Town Travelers program is all about starting the weekend with Friday night fun! A recent night of painting at local ceramics studio gave participants a chance to show off their artistic talents and share lots of laughs.

📢 Office hours announcement: If you plan to stop by the M-NASR office anytime soon, please note that we will be closing ...
11/29/2023

📢 Office hours announcement: If you plan to stop by the M-NASR office anytime soon, please note that we will be closing at 12:00 noon tomorrow for a staff event. We will reopen Friday morning at 9:00am as usual. Thank you!

If you're up for ringing in the "noon" year with M-NASR friends, you're in luck! Our "Happy Noon Year" virtual program o...
11/29/2023

If you're up for ringing in the "noon" year with M-NASR friends, you're in luck! Our "Happy Noon Year" virtual program on December 16 offers the fun of a new year's countdown dance party without the need to stay up until midnight. To RSVP, contact Jessie at [email protected] and she'll get you registered. We hope to see you there!

Today is Giving Tuesday – the day to express your generosity! Donate to M-NASR and you'll help ensure that the children,...
11/28/2023

Today is Giving Tuesday – the day to express your generosity! Donate to M-NASR and you'll help ensure that the children, teens and adults with disabilities we serve will have continued access to meaningful and life-enriching recreation and leisure opportunities. We thank you in advance for your support. Make your donation at https://mnasr.org/donation

M-NASR's office will be closing today at 3:00pm and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for the T...
11/22/2023

M-NASR's office will be closing today at 3:00pm and will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to our participants, our staff and all who support M-NASR. We are thankful for you!

M-NASR's latest program guide combines both winter and spring program offerings and is now available for viewing online!...
11/22/2023

M-NASR's latest program guide combines both winter and spring program offerings and is now available for viewing online! Enjoy the preview before priority resident registration opens on Monday, November 27 at 9:00am. Non-resident registration will open on December 8. Please note that the upcoming registration period is for the winter season only. Spring registration will be held in February.
View the brochure at https://mnasr.org/brochuredownloads

'Tis the season for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card in M-NASR's holiday raffle!Tickets are just $10 each and you...
11/21/2023

'Tis the season for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card in M-NASR's holiday raffle!

Tickets are just $10 each and you can buy them online at holidayraffle23.givesmart.com or by scanning the QR code. Please note, you must be an Illinois resident to buy raffle tickets online. To buy tickets offline, contact Vera Kramer at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

Let's get this holiday week started! Our Youth & Teen group shows how it's done at a recent trip to Main Event in Hoffma...
11/20/2023

Let's get this holiday week started! Our Youth & Teen group shows how it's done at a recent trip to Main Event in Hoffman Estates.

It's hoops season at M-NASR! As you can see, the basketball action is in full swing on Tuesday nights. Two of our three ...
11/17/2023

It's hoops season at M-NASR! As you can see, the basketball action is in full swing on Tuesday nights. Two of our three squads played this week, and we'll be sure to feature everyone before the season is over!

We are extremely thankful for our part-time staff...and we could use a few more on the M-NASR team! Enjoy flexible hours...
11/16/2023

We are extremely thankful for our part-time staff...and we could use a few more on the M-NASR team! Enjoy flexible hours and pay starting at $15 an hour. Available opportunities include after school, AM/PM preschool and weekend programs. Find more information and apply online at mnasr.org/employment

M-NASR's fall adaptive painting event was a big success and lots of fun. Thanks to the Evanston Art Center for hosting t...
11/15/2023

M-NASR's fall adaptive painting event was a big success and lots of fun. Thanks to the Evanston Art Center for hosting this enriching watercolor class!

FREE parent/tot opportunity! M-NASR is hosting our early childhood Daytime Playtime program this Friday, November 17, at...
11/14/2023

FREE parent/tot opportunity! M-NASR is hosting our early childhood Daytime Playtime program this Friday, November 17, at the Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center gym. Drop in between 9:30 and 11:00am for this free program for children ages 3-5. Explore and work on socialization, communication, independence and gross and fine motor skills.

Contact Lisa Barrera to RSVP or with questions at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

11/13/2023

M-NASR's Sensory Strides program allows participants to engage their senses and take meaningful strides towards physical, emotional and social goals. M-NASR staff work one-on-one with participants, utilizing specialized sensory equipment after assessing each individual's abilities, interests and needs. We will be offering two sessions of this increasingly popular program in our upcoming winter season. Priority resident registration begins on Nov 27 and non-resident registration starts on Dec 8.

You could put a $1,000 Visa gift card in your pocket this holiday season...by entering M-NASR's holiday raffle!Tickets a...
11/10/2023

You could put a $1,000 Visa gift card in your pocket this holiday season...by entering M-NASR's holiday raffle!

Tickets are just $10 each and you can buy them online at holidayraffle23.givesmart.com or by scanning the QR code. Please note, you must be an Illinois resident to buy raffle tickets online. To buy tickets offline, contact Vera Kramer at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

11/08/2023
K9 Companions continues to be a favorite program among M-NASR participants, and it's not hard to see why. Our partnershi...
11/08/2023

K9 Companions continues to be a favorite program among M-NASR participants, and it's not hard to see why. Our partnership with Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy is positively pawsome!

M-NASR is hiring! We are looking for a few more individuals to join our part-time staff. Enjoy flexible hours and pay st...
11/07/2023

M-NASR is hiring! We are looking for a few more individuals to join our part-time staff. Enjoy flexible hours and pay starting at $15 an hour. Available opportunities include after school, AM/PM preschool and weekend programs. Find more information and apply online at mnasr.org/employment

As you dive into a brand new week, enjoy some photos of our Splishin' and Splashin' program. This crew knows how to make...
11/06/2023

As you dive into a brand new week, enjoy some photos of our Splishin' and Splashin' program. This crew knows how to make the most of their Saturdays at the pool!

A big thank you to all who supported the M-NASR Aktion Club's donation drive for the Niles Township Food Pantry! Not onl...
11/03/2023

A big thank you to all who supported the M-NASR Aktion Club's donation drive for the Niles Township Food Pantry! Not only did Aktion Club members collect and deliver the donations, they stayed to help out at the food pantry. We appreciate all the work they do to help lift up our communities.

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Do you know a student who is? M-NASR's Special Olympics basketball program is a sla...
11/02/2023

Looking for volunteer opportunities? Do you know a student who is? M-NASR's Special Olympics basketball program is a slam dunk! The season starts next week and we need to expand our great group of volunteers who make a real difference. To sign up, contact Lisa Barrera at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

We have ideas about how we would use a $1,000 Visa gift card – how about you? You can't win, though, if you don't buy a ...
11/01/2023

We have ideas about how we would use a $1,000 Visa gift card – how about you? You can't win, though, if you don't buy a ticket to M-NASR's 2023 Holiday Raffle! Tickets are still available and they're only $10 each.

Get your tickets online at holidayraffle23.givesmart.com or by scanning the QR code. Please note, you must be an Illinois resident to buy raffle tickets online. To buy tickets offline, contact Vera Kramer at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from M-NASR! Enjoy a ghoulish glimpse of this year's Halloween dance. 👻 🎃

Halloween is almost here...and M-NASR participants have already been celebrating! Our annual Halloween dance, generously...
10/30/2023

Halloween is almost here...and M-NASR participants have already been celebrating! Our annual Halloween dance, generously sponsored by the Liponi Foundation for Special Recreation, was held on Friday. We welcomed nearly 150 guests for an evening of fun, frightful festivities. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers for their work in creating another memorable event!

M-NASR Aktion Club brought their ability to spread good cheer to the M-NASR office, delivering "random acts of kindness"...
10/27/2023

M-NASR Aktion Club brought their ability to spread good cheer to the M-NASR office, delivering "random acts of kindness" to our staff. Their messages might be short and sweet but their sentiments are hugely meaningful. Thank you for reminding us that a little kindness can go a long way!

Join the M-NASR team! We are looking for a few more individuals to join our part-time staff. Enjoy flexible hours and pa...
10/26/2023

Join the M-NASR team! We are looking for a few more individuals to join our part-time staff. Enjoy flexible hours and pay starting at $15 an hour. Available opportunities include after school, AM/PM preschool and weekend programs. Find more information and apply online at mnasr.org/employment

M-NASR's Tee Time Golf program is in the spotlight! The Sunshine Through Golf Foundation, in cooperation with the Chicag...
10/25/2023

M-NASR's Tee Time Golf program is in the spotlight! The Sunshine Through Golf Foundation, in cooperation with the Chicago District Golf Association, featured our program and our athletes in Chicago District Golfer Magazine's October issue. They also created a short video. We are so appreciative of the many volunteers who make this amazing program happen!

You can see them via the links below:

https://view.publitas.com/cdga/chicago-district-golfer-october-2023/page/25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXVCKzTOJmI

M-NASR holiday raffle tickets are going fast! Don't miss your chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card by purchasing ticket...
10/24/2023

M-NASR holiday raffle tickets are going fast! Don't miss your chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card by purchasing tickets today. All proceeds go to support M-NASR programming, so it's a purchase you can feel good about.

Get your tickets online at holidayraffle23.givesmart.com or by scanning the QR code. Please note, you must be an Illinois resident to buy raffle tickets online. To buy tickets offline, contact Vera Kramer at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

M-NASR's Canvas & Clay program lets participants explore and express their artistic sides. Using a variety of media, par...
10/23/2023

M-NASR's Canvas & Clay program lets participants explore and express their artistic sides. Using a variety of media, participants enjoy a creative outlet in a supportive environment that allows them to connect and share. Art is a valuable form of recreation and leisure, which enhances well-being and growth. We love seeing participants' creativity take flight!

It's a frightful Friday here at M-NASR as we remember last year's annual Halloween dance and get ready for this year's e...
10/20/2023

It's a frightful Friday here at M-NASR as we remember last year's annual Halloween dance and get ready for this year's event tonight! Many thanks to the Liponi Foundation for Special Recreation for sponsoring this annual tradition. We look forward to seeing our guests in their finest costumes tonight, ready to hit the dance floor and boo-gie!

Make a real difference – join the M-NASR team! We are looking for a few more individuals to help us staff up. Enjoy flex...
10/19/2023

Make a real difference – join the M-NASR team! We are looking for a few more individuals to help us staff up. Enjoy flexible hours and pay starting at $15 an hour. Available opportunities include after school, AM/PM preschool and weekend programs. Find more information and apply online at mnasr.org/employment

M-NASR's Aktion Club members continue to enjoy new learning experiences under the guidance of their club's Park Ridge Ki...
10/18/2023

M-NASR's Aktion Club members continue to enjoy new learning experiences under the guidance of their club's Park Ridge Kiwanis liaison, Ted Sigg. They recently constructed wood planters and filled them with soil and plants to show off their developing carpentry and gardening skills. We are so lucky to have Ted as part of our group!

The holiday season will be here before you know it, and just imagine what you could do with a $1,000 Visa gift card! Pur...
10/17/2023

The holiday season will be here before you know it, and just imagine what you could do with a $1,000 Visa gift card! Purchase your tickets – only $10 each – for the M-NASR Holiday Raffle today. With all proceeds going to support M-NASR programming, it's a purchase you can feel good about.

Get your tickets online at holidayraffle23.givesmart.com or by scanning the QR code. Please note, you must be an Illinois resident to buy raffle tickets online. To buy tickets offline, contact Vera Kramer at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

FREE parent/tot opportunity! M-NASR is hosting another session of our early childhood Daytime Playtime program this Frid...
10/16/2023

FREE parent/tot opportunity! M-NASR is hosting another session of our early childhood Daytime Playtime program this Friday, October 20, at the Des Plaines Park District Leisure Center gym. Drop in between 9:30 and 11:00am for this free program for children ages 3-5. Explore and work on socialization, communication, independence and gross and fine motor skills.

Contact Lisa Barrera to RSVP or with questions at [email protected] or 847-966-5522.

Congratulations to M-NASR Wildcat boccia athlete, Kristen R, who placed first in her division this past weekend at the C...
10/13/2023

Congratulations to M-NASR Wildcat boccia athlete, Kristen R, who placed first in her division this past weekend at the Chicagoland Boccia Regional Invitational! Hosted by Synergy Adaptive Athletics in Naperville, three M-NASR Wildcats, Kristen, Jessica and Slawek, joined athletes from the area to compete. Great job, Wildcats!

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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