SEASPAR offers a variety of weekly recreation programs year-round for all age ranges. Programs are offered to provide opportunities for socialization, to learn or improve a leisure skill, and to integrate into the community. Programs are offered at local community centers, bowling alleys and other private businesses, the SEASPAR office, and a variety of other locations in the community.
Each season, SEASPAR provides many special events. The events include seasonal dances, sporting events, plays, and unique outings, just to name a few. SEASPAR is proud to offer some annual special events such as the Splash Bash, Midwestern Dance sponsored by Midwestern University, Kiwanis/SEASPAR Bowling Tournament, and the SEASPAR Prom.
SEASPAR offers multiple Day Camps each summer to provide a structured environment in which to enjoy productive leisure activities. Campers enjoy a variety of structured activities with swimming being the most popular for most campers. SEASPAR also offers cooperative and collaborative summer programs with two local special education cooperatives, SASED and LADSE, to enhance the summer school students’ day.
SEASPAR assists each member entity in responding to its resident’s needs by providing technical assistance, workshops, and direct staff support when residents with disabilities participate in their home park district or recreation department programs. The inclusive recreational environment provides individuals with disabilities more choices for their leisure and allows residents to learn about one another as they participate in community programs.
SEASPAR partners with many organizations to offer cooperative recreation programs. These agencies may include nursing homes, pediatric therapy clinics, hospitals, disability specific organizations, schools, group homes, and other agencies. By sharing resources with these organizations, SEASPAR is able to provide service to a wider range of individuals with disabilities.
SEASPAR’s Leisure Education Program is offered in cooperation with schools throughout the communities SEASPAR serves. The program was developed to provide students with an increased awareness of healthy and beneficial leisure activities. SEASPAR staff work with the school staff to plan appropriate activities with the goal that the students will develop recreation interests through awareness and later enjoy these activities with their family and friends.
EAGLES (Enhancing Adult Growth through Lifestyle Education and Service)
This year-round life skills enrichment program is designed to assist young adults (ages 18 through 35) with their transition from high school to adult life in the community. For more information about EAGLES, please contact the EAGLES Coordinator by calling 630-789-6666, ext. 115.
SEASPAR has become a Paralympics Club and has joined other agencies to host clinics and competitions for youth and adults with physical disabilities. For more information about SEASPAR's Adapted Sports Program, please contact Greg Pavesich by calling SEASPAR or e-mail him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.