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We Still Need Your Help!Annual Appeal going on now

If you haven’t donated yet, please donate TODAY! Funds raised through the Annual Appeal are a vital part of our FY21-22 budget.



If your company offers a matching gift program, simply return that information with your contribution. (WDSRA EIN #36-3932924). WDSRA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.




Holding your child in your arms for the very first time, your eyes locking with theirs, one thought hits you…you want to give them the world. All the hopes and dreams you have for them make for a moment you will remember forever.

And then comes the diagnosis.

Whether it comes at birth or a few years later, your world is turned upside down. Those hopes and dreams seem in jeopardy. Will he make friends? Will he play sports? What will his quality of life be? So many questions with so few answers.

What will my child’s life be like?

The uncertainty weighs heavily. Life becomes filled with doctors, therapies, and hearing a lot of what your child will NOT be able to do. But you keep going. You love your child. You advocate for your child. That love and advocacy leads you both down a new path. Hopefully, along the way, you find partners to help.

Finding a place where your child is welcomed on day one is life-changing.

WDSRA is that welcoming place. But we can’t do it without YOU. YOU can be a life-changing partner today.  YOU can help families find out what their child WILL be able to do. Every child deserves to experience life on their terms, discover who they are and make life-long friends along the way. YOU can make that possible!

Will YOU be a life-changing partner today?

Simply by making a donation, YOU become a life-changing partner. YOU can send a child with autism to camp this summer. YOU can give an athlete with Down syndrome the equipment needed to experience the camaraderie of being a part of a team. YOU can make sure an adult with cerebral palsy can spend their days engaged at Rec & Roll, instead of at home with nothing to do, because they will have the one-on-one assistance they need in order to attend.

Will YOU make a gift today? Your gift will make a difference as
soon as the very next program season.

To be sure, your gift WILL change the course of someone’s life. When was the last time you could do that? Make TODAY that day!




We Met the Match!We met the match

We are so grateful for your support!

THANK YOU for your generous hearts, your passion for the role WDSRA plays in helping individuals accomplish incredible things and for your amazing generosity of spirit. If you made a donation of $225 or more during November, it is thanks to YOU that we met the $12,500 match offered by the Coleman Foundation. Your donation will be making an impact on lives as soon as the next program season!

Thank YOU!

Read Why Your Donations Are Needed:  

Liz and Amy Richlinski

Abby and Yvonne Rusin

Brittany and Kelly Maher

Anthony and Dina Sbarra

Micah and Faye Roberts

Curtis and Anita Jenkins


FY20-21 Annual Report

FY20-21 Annual Report CoverLast year was all about opening hearts!

ThE year tested our ability to serve our families with ever-changing restrictions, close contact protocols, school programs uncertainty and other shifting dynamics. Through it all, we adapted, connected and led as never before. Our mission remained clear – to provide the very best special recreation services for our families.


View Annual Report



Contact Us

For more information on the WDSRA Foundation, contact WDSRA Superintendent of Communications & Development, Lea Jackman at 630-681-0962 ext. 580 or leaj@wdsra.com.