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Program Information

SEASPAR is proud to offer a variety of recreational programs and services for all ages and all disabilities!

View our current program guide for all of this season’s options, visit our Program Schedules and Brochures page for printable information, or scroll down to learn more about our programs and services, policies and procedures, and transportation options.

Quote from SEASPAR Parent: SEASPAR is my son's lifeline to fun!! He pours over the newest brochure as soon as it arrives in the mail. He always looks forward to the next event on his calendar as we drive home from the last.

Programs and Services

Weekly Programs, Special Events, and Day Camps

Participants at Hawaiian Bash

We offer a wide assortment of year-round recreation programs and special events for all ages, plus day camps for children. We also host annual events for participants and their families, and annual fundraisers to support our services. Programs and events are offered at member entity facilities, private businesses, the SEASPAR office, and a variety of other locations in the community. For more information, visit the Weekly Programs and Special Events page.

Special Olympics

We provide training in a variety of Special Olympics sports for athletes with intellectual disabilities to enjoy the spirit of competition, including golf, bowling, softball, tennis, and many more. Athletes train under the guidance of experienced coaches who teach them sport fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our teams compete against other Special Olympics teams throughout the season and have the opportunity to participate in local and state Special Olympics events and other competitions. Learn more on the Special Olympics page.

Adapted Sports

SEASPAR is a Paralympics Club and has joined other agencies to host clinics and competitions for youth and adults with physical disabilities. The adapted sports lineup throughout the year may include power soccer, wheelchair table tennis, sled hockey, and more. For more information, visit the Adapted Sports page.

Wonders Multi-Sensory Room

Participant in Wonders Multi-Sensory Room

Our award-winning multi-sensory room at the Lisle Recreation Center contains interactive equipment that pleases the senses in a variety of soothing ways. The room primarily benefits individuals of any age with autism/autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, and dementia. Learn more on the Wonders Multi-Sensory Room page.

EAGLES (Enhancing Adult Growth through Lifestyle Education and Service)

The EAGLES program is a year-round life skills enrichment program designed to assist adults with disabilities, ages 18 through 50, transition to life in the community. This program emphasizes leisure independence, community awareness, and social interaction with peers. Learn more on the EAGLES page.

Stroke Support Group

SEASPAR partners with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital to offer the Stroke Support Group, which provides educational, social, and recreational opportunities to stroke survivors and their families and caregivers. For more information, visit the Stroke Support Group page.

Drop In Center

SEASPAR partners with the DuPage County Health Department and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) DuPage to offer the Drop In Center, which provides individuals who have mental health needs an opportunity to spend leisure time in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Learn more on the Drop In Center page.

Home Front Health

SEASPAR, the Downers Grove Park District, and the Lemont Park District are pleased to provide the Home Front Health program for veterans who have a disability rating of 10% or higher residing in Downers Grove and Lemont. Home Front Health combines program elements to meet the physical, emotional, and the social health needs of veterans. For more information, visit the Home Front Health page.

Inclusion Services

Staff Assisting Participant with CraftWe assist each of our member entities in responding to their residents’ 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. Learn more on the Inclusion Services page.

Leisure Education Program

Our 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. Our 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. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 630.960.7600.

Cooperative 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. Some of the activities offered are trips to zoos, museums, movie theaters, plays, restaurants, and shopping. Also offered are in-house programs such as dancing, arts and crafts, games, and sports. By sharing resources with these organizations, we are able to provide service to a wider range of individuals with disabilities. For more information, please contact us online or call us at 630.960.7600.

Policies and Procedures

SEASPAR strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for our participants and staff while ensuring everyone enjoys our programs and services. Please review our Policies and Procedures page before registering for programs.

Transportation

SEASPAR provides point-to-point transportation for most of our special events and many of our weekly programs. Learn more on our Transportation page.