Check out St. Colettas new adult day program specifically designed for people with Autism!
Below is information regarding a two-year program at College of DuPage.
COACH (Career Opportunity ACHievement) is a two-year cohort program for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. In addition to an academic focus on reading, writing, math and computer literacy, COACH also promotes social skills, independence and career exploration.
COACH has been developed to provide post-transition students with engaging educational and life-skills training to help prepare for meaningful employment
The overall goals for COACH students are to:
Please visit the website below for further information:
Please see the update from Arc. If you receive a letter from Department of Human Services, please contact Suburban Access (or your local Independent Service Coordination agency) as soon as possible.
DDD Sends Out Early Notification to 986 People on PUNs
Last Friday, the Division of Developmental Disabilities sent out letters to 986 individuals giving them early notification indicating that DDD anticipates they will be included in the next PUNS selection in late spring 2019, subject to the State’s budgetary process. The actual PUNS selection will not occur until the budget has been finalized next spring to ensure that the legislature includes funding for the new services. It is important to remember their selection will be subject to appropriation by the legislature. Services cannot begin until after the budget has been settled and the official PUNS selection letters are in hand. These won’t be released until late spring/early summer of 2019. The effort for early notification is to allow individuals and families time to prepare for the selection (get medicaid, think about what types of services they want etc) with an additional six months.
If you receive a letter and have any questions, please email the Ligas Family Advocates' program director, Shirley Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 708-331-7370.
Thursday November 8th 6:00-7:30pm: Screening of movie “Intelligent Lives”
Presentation will take place at:
Orland Park Civic Center
14750 Ravinia Ave
Orland Park, IL 60462
From award-winning filmmaker Dan Habib comes INTELLIGENT LIVES. INTELLIGENT LIVES stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment and intimate relationships.
There is no charge to attend. Free parking. Seating is limited- No child care is provided. Light refreshments will be provided. Register via Email: email@example.com
By Phone: (708) 687-0900 ex 259
Check out this link to view important dates for Shepard's College. https://shepherdscollege.edu/program-and-admissions/admissions/visit-campus/
Note that on Saturday, 9/22/2018, there is an open house.
Visit this website: https://www.morainevalley.edu/openhouse/
To learn more about MVCC (Moraine Valley Community College) open house and to RSVP to the event!