CUSR Monthly Newsletters – 2017

In January of 2016, CUSR began publishing a monthly newsletter to keep participants, families, and friends up to date on everything that is happening. The newsletters contain staff highlights, upcoming programs, Athletes of the Year, and more. See below for more details and be sure to check back often for more news! January 2017 Newsletter [...]

CPD’s “Get Inspired- CU Special Recreation”

The Champaign Park District recently shared a blog post on their website about CUSR that is too good not to share. Check it out here! Here's a quick sneak peek: Get Inspired–CU Special Recreation CU Special Recreation has actively improved and touched the lives of participants at every turn. Read the inspirational stories of the [...]

Meet the CUSR Staff

Jessica DeYoung, CTRS CUSR Manger Jessica attended Eastern Illinois University and received a degree in Therapeutic Recreation in August of 2010. In January of 2011, she became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS). Currently, she is CUSR's Program Manager and she also oversees and runs the summer camps and After School program. In her spare [...]

CUSR Monthly Newsletters

In January of 2016, CUSR began publishing a monthly newsletter to keep participants, families, and friends up to date on everything that is happening. The newsletters contain staff highlights, upcoming programs, Athletes of the Year, and more. See below for more details and be sure to check back often for more news! January 2016 Newsletter [...]

5 Benefits of Inclusion for Kids

Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation offers resources that hugely benefit and impact our community. We are turning the spotlight to their Inclusion Assistants who are offering support to kids from Champaign-Urbana and beyond! Inclusion makes an impact every day. Read below for 5 ways how. 1. Independence - By offering inclusion services, we are allowing participants to [...]

Pay It Forward

Here's a little sunshine on this gloomy day... A few weeks ago a U of I student reached out to CUSR wanting to help out the family of one of our youth participants, Miyani. Jason had recently learned of a “pay-it-forward” type initiative and wanted to participate. Miyani attends our After School program, and has [...]

Coaching the 2014 Special Olympics Volleyball Team

I was honored to be selected as the Head Volleyball Coach for Team Illinois in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. Working with this team and traveling with them to New Jersey for competition was one of the best experiences of my life! The athletes selected to the volleyball team put in a lot of [...]

Copyright © 2017 by Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation. All Rights Reserved. Site Maintained By ThirdSide, Inc.