Serving Individuals with Disabilities since 1965
FY14 Annual Report
Our annual report is now available--just click on the "Documents and Reports" link at the right.  As  you'll see on the first page, please plan to come to SU's 50th Anniversary Party between 4-7 pm on Thursday, May 7, 2015!!!!!
DSP Article
Another great article in The Times, this one on DSP Recognition Week.  One additional thing to note about Ginger--Mandy commented that Ginger enjoys her job so much that sometimes she starts dancing while she's working!
Renner Article
A great article in the Times on Saturday on our Assistant Residential Director Lisa Renner.  We are so lucky to have her here at SU.  
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...

SU Foundation Chicken Dinner

Posted By: jmallaney on March 18, 2015 in Boxes, Community, Events - Comments: No Comments »

The Foundation does a lot of wonderful things for the people we serve.  Please spread the word and come for some tasty eats!

 

2015 Chicken Dinner Flyer

Budget Season

Posted By: jmallaney on February 20, 2015 in Boxes, Illinois - Comments: No Comments »

Once again, we head into state budget season.  Governor Rauner’s Budget Address is all over the news.  What would his proposed budget mean for SU?  Somewhat surprisingly, in a kind-of-a-good way, our rates for day program and residential were not cut.  The chart below demonstrates that not being cut is not all it’s cracked up to be after over a decade, especially when the Workshop Grant was completely eliminated as well.  The people we serve will be negatively impacted by the Medicaid cuts, and for those who live in our homes, SU will have to make up the difference, so that is a cut of a sort.

What happens next?  The House and Senate will work on developing their own budgets.  Given that we have a new Governor of a different party, it’s hard to predict how things are going to progress or end up. We need to make it through this not just with “no cuts” but with an increase to raise the wages of our direct care staff and cover the cost of things getting more expensive.  We also want to make certain that if there are any increases in minimum wage, we are given increased funding to deal with that.

We’re not unrealistic about Illinois’ finances, but we are also providing critical services.  We will see how things go.

 

 

FUNDING INEQUITIES I-FEB 2015

 

Celebrity Bartending

Posted By: jmallaney on February 2, 2015 in Boxes, Events - Comments: No Comments »

It’ll be a fun evening!

HardScrabble Flyer

Cleaning up for the New Year

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

Quiet day today with work slow for the holidays.  Lots of cleaning projects…including floors and nails!

 

We're currently running a caption contest for everyone.  So far we have Ty's Angels and The Avengers.

We’re currently running a caption contest for everyone. So far we have Ty’s Angels and The Avengers.

 

Diana's class' cleaning project was to do their faces and nails.

Diana’s class’ cleaning project was to do their faces and nails.

Which project would you choose?

Hard Drive Shredding Special

Posted By: jmallaney on October 18, 2014 in Boxes, Future - Comments: No Comments »

Hard Drive Flyer

Please help us get the word out about this service.  It has a lot of potential for SU and our consumers.

 

Word Cloud

Posted By: jmallaney on October 16, 2014 in Boxes, Website - Comments: No Comments »

Here’s a Word Cloud of the www.streatorunlimited.org webpage.

 

SU page wordcloud

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Posted By: jmallaney on October 6, 2014 in Boxes, Community - Comments: No Comments »

We are so very very fortunate to have so many supportive friends here in the Streator Community.

 

Put your best face forward!

Put your best face forward!

DSP Article

Posted By: jmallaney on September 23, 2014 in Boxes, News - Comments: No Comments »

Another great article in The Times, this one on DSP Recognition Week.  One additional thing to note about Ginger–Mandy commented that Ginger enjoys her job so much that sometimes she starts dancing while she’s working!

Ginger assists Betsy into the main building at the start of the day.

Ginger assists Betsy into the main building at the start of the day.

Annual Rummage Sale Next Week

Posted By: jmallaney on in Boxes, Events - Comments: No Comments »

It’s going to be a big sale and we still have donations coming in through September 30!  This is a good time to do some fall cleaning and lighten your living space up.  Also a great time to come and get some good bargains!

 

Annual Sale

Renner Article

Posted By: jmallaney on September 22, 2014 in Boxes, Folks and doings, News - Comments: No Comments »

A great article in the Times on Saturday on our Assistant Residential Director Lisa Renner.  We are so lucky to have her here at SU.

 

Lisa and Linda Rodrick on a Wednesday afternoon.

Lisa and Linda Rodrick on a Wednesday afternoon.

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