Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation The Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation is dedicated to improving the quality of life and, through advocacy and awareness, promoting a successful leisure lifestyle for individuals with disabilities. Therapeutic recreation is a professional service which uses “recreation” as a treatment and education modality. This service helps people with disabilities exercise their right to a lifestyle that focuses on functional independence and well-being in clinical, residential and community settings. Benefits to you are endless! Disability does not mean inability. Join us as we transform life’s challenges into opportunities. We serve members of the communities in the park districts of Des Plaines, Golf-Maine, Morton Grove, Niles, Park Ridge, Skokie and the Village of Lincolnwood.