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 holding up his thank you card from the event.  When asked how Sherri did speaking, Ben said “Fine, just fine.”

Ben holding up his thank you card from the ICDD for being a speaker at the ICED Awards Ceremony.
Ben holding up his thank you card from the ICDD for being a speaker at the ICED Awards Ceremony.

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.

Busy day

Spring is a busy time here at SU…among many other things today:

Big heavy grant application

John got a long and arduous grant request for a new vehicle off his desk;

 

 

 

Kyle working on dip tubesKyle cranked out some dip tubes for one of our customers;

 

 

 

 

Allen working hardAllen planted trees;

 

 

 

 

Future jelly?Jalapeno pepper plants are will hopefully lead us to a jam-packed fall (jam, get it?);

 

 

 

 

Working up a sweatBrian, Linda and Theresa worked on how they’d talk about how tired they were from helping in the garden when they get home from SU today.