As part of our Employment & Community Support Services program, we employ people with developmental and intellectual disabilities through the Illinois Tollway’s I-Pass Fulfillment Program. Their work includes sorting, packing and shipping I-Pass transponders and brochures throughout the state.
As part of our collaboration with iHeart Media as the official Media Partner for our 100-Year Anniversary, Ada S. McKinley was represented at the 2019 Black Women’s Expo. Centrally located in the Kids’ Corner, we provided coloring activities for children and an opportunity for parents to enroll their kids into our Head Start and Early [...]
Our Foster Care program received eight new bicycles for six children and two adults. Many thanks to Steelcase for this donation
iHEART MEDIA SECURED AS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEDIA PARTNER Ada S. McKinley has secured iHeart Media as its official 100-Year Anniversary Media Partner. The partnership includes on-air and digital exposure for our anniversary activities on radio stations V103-FM, WGCI-FM, and 1390-AM, and station personalities in attendance at some of our upcoming events. Stay tuned for our [...]
Our McCrone Community Day Services program is focusing on developing a culture that supports positive health and wellness for the people we serve with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This includes on-going nutrition education through weekly cooking classes, and physical activities such as working out, taking walks, and participation in our Special Olympics teams. During this [...]
Our Behavioral Health & Clinical Services team host a Positive Energy Girls’ Group each week. Led by clinician Madelyn Cunningham, the group engages young women and assists them with self-esteem, bullying, conflict, feelings, etc. Parents of the girls’ group also meet weekly and are engaged in skill development to address stress, anxiety, family conflict, etc.
The Ada S. McKinley Vocational Men’s Special Olympics Basketball Team ended their first season of competition with their heads high. The McKinley Panthers walked away from the City Championship Tournament at the Quest Multiplex Sports Facility with a bronze medal. The team is extremely grateful to their coaches, fans and supporters for all the positive [...]
Black History Month at our Aztlan location, serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, was celebrated by highlighting historical figures such as Ada S. McKinley, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, Jackie Robinson, Harriett Tubman, George Washington Carver, Ida B Wells, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Staff recited poems, famous quotes, and gave fun facts and [...]
Our Foster Care team honored Bettye Hudson, professional foster parent and now retired Ada employee of our Emergency Foster Care Shelter Program. Affectionately known as “Ms. Bettye”, she served the program passionately for eleven years and cared for over 400 youth, including large sibling groups, pregnant and parenting youth, LGBTQ youth, children who have experienced [...]
Music, dancing, food and treats were the highlight of the Valentine’s Day Party held at our Aztlan location. In preparation for the party, people we serve with developmental and intellectual disabilities helped decorate the building.