SU is a featured presenter at the 2009 Illinois Transition Conference. We’ll be talking about our participation in the RICES (Rural Illinois Customized Employment Sustainability) Project. We’re listed under Program Information, then click on November 9 and scroll down.
The Times published an article referencing our Annual Report this weekend.
Streator Unlimited’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2009 is available. It is on the “Documents and Reports” page.
The Streator Unlimited Foundation is having a chicken dinner from 3-6 pm on Sunday, November 8, at the Kanley Inn. Tickets are $7.50 and are available at SU.
Here is the latest newsletter from Illinois Voices, the statewide self-advocacy initiative. This issue is especially good because its the first since their funding was restored (through December, at least) and because there are submissions featured by three different Streator authors! Illinois Voices Listserve – October 2009
Executive Director John Mallaney was featured in the Spotlight profile in The Times today.
We’re hosting a Business Luncheon from noon to 1:00 at Bruce Township on Wednesday, September 30. Beth Keeton, consultant for our Customized Employment project will speak on the hiring of people with disabilities. We’ll have subs from Grant Street for lunch. There is no charge to attend. Beth is a knowledgable and interesting presenter, and does consultation work across the county.
Please give a little thought to this question on your drive or walk to the training: what would you do for your business if you had $10,000?
The new Illinois Valley Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Newsletter is out. You can learn more about the group at their website.
It’s National Direct Support Professional Recognition this week. This copy of the US Senate Resolution says it all. The relationships built between our employees who provide direct services and the people we serve is the whole reason SU is here. We are incredibly lucky that so many good people are dedicated to our mission. It is high time that direct support services be funded at a level commensurate with this awesome responsibility.
Here’s a 28-minute program from ADAPT-TV in Chicago. It describes the general budget climate for developmental disabilites services in Illinois and shows the impact on one family and the agency which supports them.