Special rec group reforms with new name
from Staff Reports December 24, 2012 1:18PM
Updated: January 27, 2013 6:03AM
Starting Jan. 1, Joliet Bolingbrook Special Recreation Association (JBSRA) will be re-launched as Lily Cache Special Recreation Association (LCSRA).
The new name best represents the partnership between Plainfield and Bolingbrook park districts in their mission to serve the special needs population.
The same staff will be in place to deliver these programs.
Beyond the excitement of a new look and name, Lily Cache Special Recreation Association is here to serve.
LCSRA’s goal is clear; to provide personalized and compassionate care while giving participants opportunities to grow and build self-esteem.
Jill Mukushina, therapeutic supervisor for LCSRA, said the new organization will continue be a leader in delivering quality programs to those with special needs.
“Families and individuals need to know there are resources out there,” Mukushina said. “Our programs can have such a positive impact on people’s lives. I’ve seen people grow and do things they never thought possible.”
LCSRA strives to go beyond the normal range of services and programs offered by schools and other agencies. The association fosters an environment that allows individuals to discover their own unique potential and abilities.
It serves individuals with disabilities that can include but are not limited to physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, communication disorders, emotional/behavior disorders and autism spectrum disorder.
An individual with a disability can have a beneficial experience by participating with their non-disabled peers in Plainfield and Bolingbrook park district programs. LCSRA supports inclusive experiences by training staff, adapting activities, working with behavioral modifications and more.
LCSRA programs are as diverse and engaging as the participants it serves. From social events, seasonal camps and imaginative trips to competitive Special Olympic sports, LCSRA programs offer many benefits, including:
Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
Social interaction and relationship-building
Reinforce existing skills
Opportunities to explore new skills/talents
Build friendships and sense of community
Memories for life
For more information on the association, contact Mukushina at 630-783-6583, or visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.