The future of state funding.

The article linked below is about next year’s state budget for Illinois.  Our state facing a huge budget gap.  What will that mean in terms of funding for human services?  How important will services for adults with developmental disabilities seem in contrast with other priorities for the state?  Are these services important to you?  How do you let people know that?

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/news/1725517,3_1_EL20_05SCHMITZ_S1-090820.article

Website Makeover

http://streatorunlimited.org recently got a bit of a makeover and switched web hosts.  If you have any comments or suggestions email me or use the “Contact” form. We’re still working on getting the right images together for the site, but they should be coming soon. Check back for updates.

Gear

Successful grant requests

Our classrooms have been enhanced over the last couple of months with two successful grant requests.  The Dollar General Foundation gave us funds for new computer hardware for the classrooms and also literacy software.  One of the things we purchased with these funds was a touch screen with software designed for visual learners, called the DT Trainer.  Employees and consumers have been enjoying the new additions.

Also, Reading Horizons donated phonics software and curriculum out of their Lemons for Literacy Program.  We are in the process of identifying a classroom in which to place these new resources.