Serving Individuals with Disabilities since 1965
New Federal Rules on Subminimum Wage
There is a building nationwide movement to end subminimum wage, or "piece-rate," as you may have heard it phrased.   New Federal rules make it much more difficult for a person to be paid in such a manner.  Though a person can enter our programs in the same way as they always have, they'll need to obtain a lot of documentation in order to be paid by piece rate. We have mixed feelings about thi...
Slightly older news, but a first-time mention in this paper.   Our focus is always our mission to serve adults with disabilities, but we do so many small things that impact the community that is so supportive of us.
SU received a statewide recognition award.  We are very proud of our achievements!
Budget Season, Such as it is here in Illinois
UW Findings The Illinois United Way put out a survey of the impact of the budget impasse here in Illinois.  Simply put, it has been horrific.  As for the impact on SU, it has been thankfully minimal.  Because of court orders we have continued to be paid for our services.  The only thing that hasn't been paid has been our janitorial contract at the Illinois State Police Headquarters in LP. ...
Annual Report
Visit our Documents and Reports page to see our FY15 Annual Report.
Article on State Budget
SU was mentioned in a state budget article.  They mention the DON score.  That doesn't not have a direct impact on SU's funding from the state.  It does impact some of the people who live on their own or with family who receive services through the Division of Rehabilitation Services Home Services Program though.  Still, we find this uncharted state budget territory to be nerve-wracking, even ...
Happy October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month!  Work/Employment is a major part of what we do at SU.  We have work on-site for our consumers in our workshop, from the powder coat paint line to washing totes to packaging and dip tubes.  We support people off-site, at the LaSalle State Police Headquarters and US Foods.  Consumers work in the community in a variety of Streator bus...
Annual State of the States Report
The annual State of the States Report is ready.  If you look at the state scorecard link, Illinois sadly remains near the bottom at 47.  There doesn't appear to be any discussion in Springfield about how to get our rating to a place that reflects the great state we are.
Criminal Justice
A great article on the interaction of learning/developmental disabilities and the criminal justice system.  We at SU have supported people though such issues.  We can have an incredible impact on a person's life by helping them stay out of jail or prison and become independent, self-supporting tax-payers.  If you're a state faced with difficult funding decisions based on lack of resources, this...
Survey Says
We added the 2015 state survey of our day and residential programs to our Documents and Reports page.  We were pleased to have scores of 97% and 99%.  These are unannounced surveys.  The day program is surveyed every year while the residential program is surveyed every 3 years.  We live the rules and do our best every day so don't mind them being unannounced, other than carving the time out of...

Other Services

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Quality Control

Keep your employees on the jobs you need them to do while you outsource your product inspections and re-works to us. We have detail-oriented workers who have saved production runs by identifying and fixing errors, removing extra components from product packaging, re-cut dip tubes to appropriate lengths, sorted good from damaged product, meticulously repaired damaged items and handled other large run issues. Contact us to see if we can help your business save product, time and money.

Sorting and Assembly

This is our bread-and-butter.   We have a large number of consumers who really enjoy this work and take great pride in doing it well.  We have repackaged items from wholesale to retail packaging, prepared items to go on retail display, put together assembly packages, heat-sealed parts for delayed, final assembly.


We have the space and workers to prep your documents for mass mailing.  You won’t need to pay your own staff overtime or take time away from their other duties, nor to bring in and find space for a temporary worker.

Janitorial and Floor Care Services

We do general cleaning as well as stripping and refinishing floors. We are clean carpets using an environmentally-friendly spay/dry enzymatic process.   This kind of work complements the other jobs we do and gives our consumers opportunities to utilize their various skills and talents.

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