Contact us at 779-777-7285

Independently Me: Thursdays! (Click for FULL Session Trip Schedule – Select Programs Run 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Every Thursday
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This program focuses on a variety of daily living skills, community integration and FUN for participants! Each day is registered separately and focuses on a different set of skills and activities. This program is designed by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS).

The goal of this program is to assist with independence, community resources, social skills, and social/peer interactions.

Receive a discount when we register and pay for ALL Independently Me! program dates prior to 8/25/17:
Res $1366 ($5.79 per hour) / Non-Res $1846 ($7.82 per hour)

See specific program days for individual pricing and registration deadlines.


Thursday is a community outing day! Participants will explore and discover the many interesting places in the surrounding communities! Destinations are listed below. Participants will need to bring a sack lunch, snack, and a refillable water bottle unless otherwise stated below.

The goal of this program is to assist in community resources, social skills, social/peer interactions, and independence.

Participation Criteria:

Must have a moderate to high level of ability (no 1:1 staff provided) and:

-Able to complete assigned activities and outings.

-Able to express, verbally or with a reasonable accommodation, emotions/feelings/wants/needs while appropriately interacting with peers.

-Must display a desire to engage in leisure/recreation and volunteerism.

-New participants must successfully complete a mandatory assessment to determine eligibility. New participants must successfully complete a mandatory assessment to determine eligibility.


Participants will meet staff at 9:00 AM at the KSRA office, Hopkins Park Administration Building, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, IL, and return to the same location at 3:00 PM. Please note a few dates (marked with  * ) have extended hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.


Res. $50 / Non-Res. $70 per session

Pay daily or receive a discount if you register and pay for ALL Thursdays prior to 8/25/17 –
Res $480 / Non-Res $680

Session Dates/Registration Info:

-IMR-9/7: Sandwich Fair, Sandwich, IL (Register by Aug 31)

-IMR-9/14: Rochelle Railroad, Rochelle, IL (Register by Sept 7)

-IMR-9/21: Cantigny Park & Garden, Wheaton, IL (Register by Sept 14)

-*IMR-9/28: Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL (Register by Sept 21)

-*IMR-10/5: Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, IL (Register by Sept 28)

-*IMR-10/12: Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL (Register by Oct 5)

-IMR-10/19: Metra Ride and Lunch at 2Toots, Glen Ellyn, IL  (Register by Oct 12)

-IMR-10/26: Starved Rock, Oglesby, IL (Register by Oct 19)

-*IMR-11/9: Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL (Register by Nov 2)

-IMR-11/30: Disney Pixar Movie-Coco, Location TBD (Register by Nov 16)



Min. 3 / Max. 5


Limited transportation from KSRA staff is available upon request for an additional $10.00 per trip fee (one way). This will be based on a first-come/first-serve basis and dependent upon location and staff availability.

*Programs & locations subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances. Participants and families will be notified of any changes prior to the activity.

Categories: Adult (18+)