Serving Individuals with Disabilities since 1965
Title VI Notices
On the "Documents and Reports" page we have put up federally required notices for consumers who utilize our transportation services.
On the Radio
Go here to listen to an interview on WSPL.  Sherri Stephens and Ellie Eccleston talk about their work with the people we serve!
Signage
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.
Survey Says…
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.
Closure Update
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. JDC Data Brief
Ranking the States Once Again
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!!!
Budget season begins
OK, sort of.  Governor Quinn's Budget Address won't come until late March, but articles have begun.  Much will depend on whether the temporary tax increase, set to expire at the end of this year, is extended or not.  It seems doubtful we'll find out until the lame duck session following the November elections.  So, we'll probably end up with a budget of which we can be confident for only the f...
Toolkit
In case it should be a use, a link to a toolkit to support physicians in effectively communicating with adults who have intellectual disabilities.
FY13 Annual Report
Our FY13 Annual Report goes out in the mail today.  It was a busy year.  Check it out on the "Documents and Reports" page.
Today’s Article
Awesome article today on Mandi.  Don't miss her booth at Food for Thought Saturday!!!

Summer Days

Mike and Ty are putting up a shelter in our garden area at the main building.  It'll be great to have some shade out there.   A small group took advantage of another beautifu ...Read More

Thrivent Choice

Here's another easy way to help SU:  if you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info click here. ...Read More

We’re adding another home!!!

There's a great article on it in the Times today.  We're really excited.  Even so, I don't think we are excited as Jimmy pulling the first harvest of the year out of the garden at Knox Est ...Read More

Beautiful July Day

We couldn't resist this beautiful July weather so got outside for a fun game of kickball last week.   ...Read More

Summer Days

Posted By: jmallaney on August 15, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings - Comments: No Comments »

Mike and Ty are putting up a shelter in our garden area at the main building.  It’ll be great to have some shade out there.

New shelter

 

A small group took advantage of another beautiful day to pop out to Spring Lake Park for a walk.  It’s such a spectacular place to enjoy some nature.

Spring Lake

 

 

Thrivent Choice

Posted By: jmallaney on August 11, 2014 in Boxes, Community - Comments: No Comments »

Here’s another easy way to help SU:  if you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info click here.

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We’re adding another home!!!

Posted By: jmallaney on August 8, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings, Future - Comments: No Comments »

There’s a great article on it in the Times today.  We’re really excited.  Even so, I don’t think we are excited as Jimmy pulling the first harvest of the year out of the garden at Knox Estates:

Producing produce!

Producing produce!

Title VI Notices

Posted By: jmallaney on August 1, 2014 in News - Comments: No Comments »

On the “Documents and Reports” page we have put up federally required notices for consumers who utilize our transportation services.

Beautiful July Day

Posted By: jmallaney on July 31, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings - Comments: No Comments »

We couldn’t resist this beautiful July weather so got outside for a fun game of kickball last week.

Fun game of volleyball

Fun game of volleyball

 

Base Hit for Brittany!

On the Radio

Posted By: jmallaney on July 24, 2014 in News - Comments: No Comments »

Go here to listen to an interview on WSPL.  Sherri Stephens and Ellie Eccleston talk about their work with the people we serve!

Form and Function

Posted By: jmallaney on July 22, 2014 in Boxes, Future - Comments: No Comments »

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.

Updated Ralph Plumb bathroom

Hanging out at Kent Street

Posted By: jmallaney on July 17, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings - Comments: No Comments »

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.

Ahhhhhhh.....

Ahhhhhhh…..

Monday Morning

Posted By: jmallaney on July 7, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings - Comments: No Comments »

It’s been a busy summer so far.  Here’s Paul folding instruction sheets as part of a new job:

Paul busy folding

 

Here’s where the shelter will be in our garden area:

Shade at last!

 

Morning papers in Modisty’s class.

Modisty's class

Signage

Posted By: jmallaney on May 9, 2014 in Boxes, News - Comments: No Comments »

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.

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