Serving Individuals with Disabilities since 1965
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!!!
Front Page News
Awesome article in The Times today, part of a series running all week long as we lead up to Food for Thought this Saturday.
Around the building today
Lots going on today...paint, salt bags, belts, dip tubes, someone just walked in with some shredding, new bubble lamps in one of the classrooms, things growing in the garden, the new smart TVs....  It's a nice day today.    
Reprieve
As termed by this article, the "reprieve" has been lovely for SU.  This temporary catch-up of past-due state payments, coupled with a few beautifully-timed and generous donations, has allowed us to take care of some things in need of attention:  paint and flooring for Fitzsimmons and Ralph Plumb, improvement of our garden area out back of the main building, some classroom supplies, and more comm...
The Presentation
Our own Ben Dagay and Sherri Stephens traveled down to Springfield yesterday.   They were asked by the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities to be speakers at the State of Illinois Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Awards Ceremony.  Ben talked about his job at the State Police Headquarters in LaSalle-Peru.  He was a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.  He's hol...
Survey Says
Today our state surveyor showed up unannounced at 8:30 for the annual review of our Developmental Training Program.  They look at a wide variety of things...policies, consumer files, staff files, the physical building, governance, and do interviews with consumers and direct care staff.  It went very well.  We got a 99% score.  A scan of the survey report is on our Documents and Reports page.

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There are a number of ways you can help:

  • Shop through Amazon’s non-profit program and select SU as your charity!
  • Make a monetary donation.
  • Donate household items to Flip’s Exchange: http://www.flips-exchange.com/ and designate the money from the sale to go to Streator Unlimited.
  • Take your recyclable materials to Micheal’s Recycling and designate the money from the sale to go to Streator Unlimited.
  • Use the charity program when you sell on Ebay: http://www.pages.ebay.com/help/sell/nonprofit.html to donate all or part of your sale to Streator Unlimited.
  • Businesses/Employers: Call us when you have job openings. There are many reasons to hire people with disabilities: to gain motivated and dependable employees, fill hard-to-fill positions, support the local economy, and generate good will. Some employers also qualify for tax incentives by employing people with disabilities.
  • Make an “in Kind” donation. Streator Unlimited accepts donations on behalf of people served. Particularly sought are activity and craft supplies, new toiletries, food and drink donations.
  • Bring your white office paper for recycling.
  • Volunteer. Do you have a talent or skill to share with our consumers? Would you like to help out with a fundraiser.
  • Support and attend local fundraisers.
  • “Like” us on Facebook.
  • Come for a tour and get others to as well. It never fails that people are surprised when they see all the things we do. The people know us the better.
  • Support the Streator Unlimited Foundation. It was established by a group of parents/supporters in 1996 to raise funds to make the lives of consumers at Streator Unlimited better. Each Year, 90% of interest income is given through a grant process. This is also a perfect way to make bequests.
  • Contributions directed to Streator Unlimited, Incorporated are used to support day-to-day operations. Donations may also be restricted to a specific program or service. You can donate online here. Donations may also be mailed to:

Streator Unlimited, Inc.
PO Box 706
Streator, IL 61364

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