The Palos Heights Park District has a cooperative agreement with
the South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA) to provide
a recreation choice for people with disabilities.
South West Special Recreation Association (SWSRA) is a special recreation cooperative comprised of the following communities: Alsip, Blue
Island, Justice, Merrionette Park, Midlothian, Palos Heights, Posen and
Summit. SWSRA was formed in 1981 to provide year-round quality
recreation programs and services for individuals with disabilities or special
needs. SWSRA programs are designed to increase independence and
enhance the quality of life for each individual.
SWSRA is now in its 25th year of providing recreation for special populations in the south suburban area. A wide variety of programs are available
for individuals from early childhood through adulthood. The programs
are designed to meet the individual recreation needs of any person
who is in special education classes, participates in a sheltered workshop,
is referred to SWSRA from a local hospital or rehabilitation center, or
whose special needs restrict or prohibit their participation in traditional
park district setting. This would include individuals who have varying
degrees of physical or mental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior disorders, attention deficit disorders, hearing or visual impairments.
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