We're glad we were able to update one of the bathrooms at Ralph Plumb. As residents in that home age, they need more accessibility, which the walk-in shower provides. It's great when the ...Read More
What a beautiful photo...all the work, all the effort, all the commotion to build the new home. A picture like this, some relaxation on the patio on an unexpectedly beautiful July day remi ...Read More
It's been a busy summer so far. Here's Paul folding instruction sheets as part of a new job: Here's where the shelter will be in our garden area: Shade at last! ...Read More
We updated the signage on the side of our vans. We're hoping to generate more paper and hard drive shredding jobs for us. We really like how it turned out. ...Read More
We’re glad we were able to update one of the bathrooms at Ralph Plumb. As residents in that home age, they need more accessibility, which the walk-in shower provides. It’s great when the state is relatively current with payments and we can do the occasional thing like this. We’ve got two more bathrooms to update on our list. We’re hoping we can get to one next Spring. We’ll have to wait and see as the current state budget isn’t really constructed for 12 months–it’s built to get through the November election.
What a beautiful photo…all the work, all the effort, all the commotion to build the new home. A picture like this, some relaxation on the patio on an unexpectedly beautiful July day reminds us why we do it all, every day.
It’s been a busy summer so far. Here’s Paul folding instruction sheets as part of a new job:
Here’s where the shelter will be in our garden area:
Morning papers in Modisty’s class.
DHS dropped by unannounced for their annual survey of our Developmental Training Program today. They look at many things: clinical records, personnel records, safety and human rights committees, policies, site walk-through, staff and consumer interviews, etc. We got a perfect 100% score this year!!! Kudos to the SU Team for their dedication and hard work.
Survey analysis from parents/guardians of persons who moved out of the state institution in Jacksonville. It shows that tremendous fear at the outset of the process led to satisfaction with the outcome.
Illinois is once again near the bottom of the annual Case for Inclusion Rankings. Disability Scoop has a short article. You can get the full report and a lot of state-by-state detail at the main site. Illinois can do better in supporting people with developmental disabilities!!!
The Foundation’s Annual Chicken Dinner fundraiser is Sunday, May 4, from 3-6:00 PM at Cheapseats. Most recently, the Foundation sponsored the great pizza/bingo party this week at St. Paul’s. It funds some great social and community opportunities that otherwise would not be available to the people we serve.
For some of us, these are tasks of drudgery. For others of us, it’s incredibly satisfying to be able to get the basic maintaining of things accomplished. We’ve had to put so many things like that off with all the state funding headaches over recent years that it’s just lovely to be able to get some gravel on our lumpy and pitted parking lot (what a long winter it was!); do some spring cleaning (OK, 7 springs’ worth of cleaning) and keep on working.
Happy National Sibs Day! There is a SIBS Group here in Illinois you can check out at the link. It’s quite an experience growing up as brother or sister to a child with a developmental disability. It’s a whole other level of experience with age, as the support of aging parents which almost all of us goes through combines with the guardianship, financial and legal needs of the sibling. Give some thought today to the siblings of the people with developmental disabilities whom you know. If you don’t know any, your life is less rich than you might think, so call us to volunteer or for your workplace to hire someone!