Serving Individuals with Disabilities since 1965
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...
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.

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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.
  • If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars® available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or click here.
  • 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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