South Suburban Special Recreation - S.S.S.R.A
South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA) is a therapeutic recreation program that is an extension of the Hazel Crest Park District. 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 adult who are in special education classes, sheltered workshops or whom have recreational needs not met by traditional park district programs.
Persons residing in SSSRA member Agency communities are considered residents. These Agencies are: Country Club Hills Park District, FrankfortSquare Park District, Hazel Crest Park District, Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, Lan-Oak Park District, Matteson Parks & Recreation Department,Oak Forest Park District, Olympia Fields Park District, Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department, Richton Park Parks & Recreation Department,and Tinley Park-Park District. Programs and special events are offered seasonally throughout the year. They include programs in the areas of 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 Hazel Crest Park District 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 the field of Therapeutic Recreation or a related field supervise all SSSRA programs. They are assisted by individuals who are 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.