Before Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn took office, Illinois institutionalized more people than any other state in the nation. We are now changing under the direction of the governor to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities in Illinois.
A Q&A with Community Healthcare System's COO John Gorski
A group of south suburban developmentally disabled teens participating in the Transitional Education Program at Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest recently won the 2013 Work Olympics trophy at the fifth annual Work Olympics after winning 13 out of 18 total events.
INDIANAPOLIS | The first phase of state officials' plan to close the gap in mental health services for children has been a success, one official said.
While many child welfare advocates said Indiana's plan to close the gap in mental health services for children is a step in the right direction, others fear the proposal is nothing more than "blowing smoke."
INDIANAPOLIS | State officials unveiled a plan Monday hoping to ensure parents don't have to plead guilty to neglect in order to secure services for their children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.
INDIANAPOLIS | Crown Point resident Jill Garner battled emotion Monday as she testified before a legislative committee about her struggle to secure appropriate mental health services for her 12-year-old son.
A developmentally disabled Crown Point teen was handcuffed by police and taken to the juvenile detention center after ramming a broom handle into his parents' bedroom door.
Natalie Curiel, 24, works during a recent lunch hour rush at Culver's in East Peoria, Ill. Curiel, a graduate of the special eduction program Life Academy at East Peoria High School, has been working at Culver's for nearly three years.
Erika Ridge, right, a teacher at East Peoria High School's Life Academy, and Culver's employee Natalie Curiel, center, celebrate after Culver's trainee Tito Wouimet put a neat knot into a trash bag during a recent training session at the East Peoria restaurant. Ridge, who has a degree in spe…
HOBART | BRIDGES Development Foundation and Friends of The Arc Northwest Indiana are hosting their ninth annual banquet, Buds and Blossoms, An Evening with Karen Freeman-Wilson, on Wednesday at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Tickets are still available for SouthSTAR Services' St. Patrick's Day gala, which takes place March 17 at the Odyssey Country Club in Tinley Park.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Nancy Webster, Terri Devine, Dorelia Rivera, Bob Okazaki, Dan Strick and Tony Paulauski joined 150 leaders of The Arc from across the country to attend a White House community leaders briefing on Feb. 10.
SouthSTAR Services, based in Chicago Heights, is hosting a fundraising gala in March to help expand services to is clients with developmental disabilities. Pictured from left are clients of the agency's group home in Park Forest, Wesley Simmons, Kevin Ryan, Brian Denton, Robert Keenan and Je…
As the new executive director at the Center for Possibilities, Renae Brantley is committed to improving the quality of life for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township Special Services Department is hosting a Halloween costume party for disabled residents from 6 to 9 tonight at Thornwood High School, 17101 South Park Ave.
HOBART | Center for Possibilities is a private, state licensed child care center with 51 years of experience serving children 2 to 6 with developmental disabilities.
The mission of Arc Bridges is to improve the welfare of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
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