SSSRA assigns designations for individuals in targeted disability groups for each program. The groups targeted are suggestions. We will attempt to accommodate all individuals. Please contact the SSSRA office if you would like to discuss your program options.
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Delay
Severe Emotional Disability
Atlanto-Axial Instability (AAI)
Because of the risk of injury, Special Olympics Illinois has established a policy which states that any participant with Down Syndrome, involved in any Special Olympics sport/activity, must obtain a x-ray, submit a letter from their physician, and complete the Special Olympics Illinois medical form. The letter must state that the individual does not have atlanto-axial instability prior to participating in the program. All programs in the brochure which require AAI clearance are marked with the AAI symbol. Please contact the SSSRA office for more information.
Parents or individuals providing transportation for participants should make drop-offs and pick-ups at the times listed for the program. SSSRA staff use the time before the program to meet with staff and set-up. Please be prompt after the program as some staff are expected at another program. SSSRA staff are instructed to stay with participants until they are picked up. If a participant may walk home, or will be picked up by someone other than parents, a permission note signed and dated by the parent, must be given to the Program Supervisor.
Early Arrival or Late Pick-Up Fee
Participants arriving more than 15 minutes prior to a program or special event will be charged a $15 fee for every 15 minutes early. Please pick-up participants at the designated time. If parents/guardians are not on time for participant pick-up, a $15 fee will be assessed for every 15 minutes late.
SSSRA is not responsible for participants’ safety until the scheduled program time.
Our staff have made every effort to prepare this brochure as accurately as possible; however, errors can occur. Circumstances may require that adjustments be made to programs, fees, schedules, etc. SSSRA reserves the right to make any such adjustments. The staff apologize for any inconvenience these errors or adjustments may cause.
Brochure Mail Delivery
SSSRA relies upon the post office for mail deliveries of our seasonal brochures. SSSRA assumes no responsibility for mail delivery. If for some reason you do not receive a brochure, please pick one up at your park district, recreation department, or the SSSRA office.