Recreation and Cultural Programs and Day Services

Organizations that provide recreational, cultural and sports programs for people with disabilities, as well as day programs:

A Special Place

TEL: (630) 254-9772

A Special Place for Us offers arts, recreational and social programs for people with disabilities.

Canopy Adult Day Program

TEL: (630) 864-3800

Canopy is a day program for adult individuals ages 22 and up on the autism spectrum.

Community Access Naperville

TEL: (630) 352-1928

Community Access Naperville offers weekly day programming, which includes vocational and community involvement activities for people with disabilities.

Connection of Friends

TEL: (630) 260-0922

Connection of Friends offers day and weekend programming with an emphasis on social, life skill, volunteer and fitness activities for teens and adults with disabilities.

DuPage Children's Museum

TEL: (630) 637-8000

The DuPage Children’s Museum provides accommodations for visitors with accessibility needs. In addition to several resources provided, a respite room is available. Third Thursday is a day each month to provide special resources and programming. Family Night Out provides an evening of play and learning for children with special needs and their families.

DuPage Valley Special Athletes

DuPage Valley Special Athletes is an organization providing sports opportunities for athletes with physical and/or developmental disabilities.

Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities

TEL: (630) 588-8543

Friends for Therapeutic Equine Activities provides a program of therapeutic horseback riding for individuals with physical, emotional, cognitive and/or social challenges.

Inklude Studio

TEL: (630) 929-2711

A program of Little Friends, this is a community-based art and design studio for adult artists with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Little Friends Spectrum

TEL: (630) 355-6533

Little Friends Spectrum offers two tracks of programming for adults with disabilities in its Community Day Services Program.

Naperville Little League Challenger Program

TEL: (630) 420-9020

The Little League Challenger division is Little League’s adaptive baseball program for individuals with physical and intellectual challenges.

Naperville Park District

TEL: (630) 848-5000

The Naperville Park District provides community-based recreational programs and inclusion services for Park District programs in partnership with the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association. 

Ray Graham Association

TEL: (630) 620-2222

Ray Graham Association offers community learning centers, two day programs and a recreational program for individuals with disabilities.

Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Riding Facility

TEL: (815) 439-3659

Ready Set Ride provides therapeutic equine recreational activities to special needs or terminally ill individuals.

Special Olympics Illinois Region C - DuPage County

TEL: (630) 545-3402

Special Olympics Illinois offers year-round training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics Illinois Region E - Will County

TEL: (708) 991-7564

Special Olympics Illinois offers year-round training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

TEL: (630) 681-0962

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association provides community-based recreational programs and inclusion services for children, teens and adults with special needs.