She participated in her first NEDSRA program last year and she loves her teachers and instructors.
Amanda has been coming to NEDSRA for the past four years and is having a great time.
Angel needs to use a wheelchair because of his condition but he is not confined to that wheelchair.
Anthony is still fairly new to NEDSRA, when only three ago he started playing wheelchair basketball with the Jr. Bulls.
Bryan likes the Bowling program at NEDSRA, as well as the Bocce program because “it gets me out of the house,” he says.
Chris is a natural born actor and likes to joke around with his friends. He currently can be found on stage with the Theater Troupe program.
Chris has been participating in NEDSRA programs for over 20 years. Comments Chris, “I feel like NEDSRA is my family and my home.”
This 24 year old has been coming to NEDSRA for over 20 years. Quite the socializer, Claire’s favorite program is Saturday Socializers.
“NEDSRA programs are awesome!” states Connie enthusiastically. She has been coming to NEDSRA since 2003 which was a great year and experience for her.
Ethan has been a Cub Scout with NEDSRA over the past three years, with scout master Deb Pawinski leading the pack.
His friends call him Gio and he loves playing basketball. Gio plays on the Wheelchair Bulls Prep basketball team.
Jack has been coming to NEDSRA for over 7 years. “NEDSRA programs help me learn new sports,” says Jack.
Jalal first came to NEDSRA during a summer camp when he was 3 years old. “I had a blast!” he exclaimed.
His nickname is the “BEAR” because he gives big bear hugs to friends and staff alike. This lovable Bear enjoys NEDSRA programs like Basketball, Volleyball and Floor Hockey.
Jose started coming to NEDSRA when he was 26 years old and looking for a place for people like himself.
Mackenzie lives in Itasca and has been involved in NEDSRA programs for almost a year. She participates in many different types of programs from Kids Klub, and Cooking 101, to Pool School.
14 year old Maddy enjoys the Cooking Creations program at NEDSRA. With her friend Rosa, she baked an omelette-in-a-bag and “it was delicious,” said Maddy.
Matt has been coming to NEDSRA for over 27 years. “I love NEDSRA because I have fun and can do things and go places,” says Matt.
Ricky has been involved in NEDSRA programs for over three years and says that he likes to be with people like himself.
Sarah has been coming to NEDSRA since she was five years old. She participates in the Friday-Night Rec program.
They are pretty COOL!”, exclaims eight year old Tad when asked what he thinks about NEDSRA programs. These programs benefit Tad by keeping a structured schedule during non-school hours.