Services for Residents with Disabilities

Glencoe Park District and partner communities work with Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA), which provides stand-alone recreation, sport, cultural and social programming for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. To learn more about NSSRA and its programs, please visit

NSSRA also recognizes that some individuals with disabilities would benefit from social opportunities by participating in Glencoe Park District programs. Inclusion provides a choice for individuals to experience recreation programming within their community. NSSRA and Glencoe Park District offer inclusion services to residents at no additional cost to the family. Inclusion support may come in one or more of the following: program observation, staff training, program modifications/adaptations, modified equipment, or an Inclusion Companion.

An Inclusion Companion's role is to blend into the program with the partner agency staff while providing appropriate support to promote independence.

Reasons to Request Inclusion Support

  • A parent or family member recognizes that a participant would benefit from additional support in a partner agency program.
  • The partner agency staff identifies a need for additional support for safety and programmatic reasons and communicates this need to the family.

Requesting Inclusion Services

When registering for a program with one of NSSRA's partner agencies:

  • Mark the accommodation section of the registration form.
  • Once the registration form is submitted, Glencoe Park District will contact the family to discuss the type of Inclusion support needed for the participant.
  • Glencoe Park District will provide NSSRA with an Inclusion request containing program and participant information.
  • NSSRA then contacts the family to discuss the participant's needs further and receive input on the type of support needed.
  • NSSRA will work with the partner agency to put any necessary Inclusion accommodations in place.
  • Communication between NSSRA, Glencoe Park District staff, and the family continues throughout the Inclusion process.

For more information, contact Meggan Davies, Recreation Manager for Inclusion, at (847) 509-9400 x6828.


For more information regarding Glencoe Park District Inclusion services, contact:

  • Bobby Collins, Glencoe Park District Director of Recreation and Facilities, (847) 835-7535
  • Meggan Davies, NSSRA Recreation Manager for Inclusion, (847) 509-9400 x6828

For more information about NSSRA, visit

Mitchell L. Slotnick Center / NSSRA

  • 1221 County Line Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035
  • Phone: (847) 509-9040