Our goal is to create opportunities that develop relevant socialization skills that members use to integrate and live within the local community over their lifetime. We establish community based services that focus on unique ways to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive in the community.
We enable our participants by using "classroom" style learning as well as venturing out and getting hands on experiences. Our "classroom" learning is designed by a licensed special education teacher with over two decades of experience. We also take day trips to learn directly from people who are experts in their fields whether its going to a nature preserve to learn about the animals that call Illinois home or visiting the Apple store and learning how to write, shoot, and edit a movie on an iPad.
We also have a variety of expert instructors from the community that give our participants unique learning experiences. Our participants have weekly physical education in the form of yoga, tai chi, and dance classes. Our art classes bring out the creative side of our participants and let them learn new skills like painting, basket weaving, and other projects while creating masterpieces.
We Have Fun
We Know everyone likes to have fun, and that is why we have included activities that will put a smile on everyone's face. Fun balances other challenges in life.
Enjoying The Community Around Us
Our program is tailored to make sure our participants get to enjoy themselves in the great community around us. Whether it's taking in some Cougars baseball, grabbing a sweet treat at Grahams, dining out at Doughocracy, or hitting the links at Top Golf.
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Who's The Program For?
The day program is for young adults with intellectual disabilities over 22 or over 18 and who have exited the public school system.
Our program runs Monday thru Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fill out our contact form to get in touch and see if the special needs adult in your life would be a good fit for our program.
Our day program fee is $55 for a full day or $30 for a half day. There is no need to prepay for days, weeks, or months in advance. Plus you never pay for days you don't come to the program!
We believe strongly in helping the community that has been so generous to us. One way we give back is by running a community garden and donating the produce to the local food bank. We also volunteer at The Northern Illinois Food Bank.
We care deeply about our participants, we background check all employees and volunteers. We also follow all local COVID-19 safety guidelines and change our program as needed to ensure compliance as need.