NEW LENOX — Awareness is the first step to understanding and community inclusion. Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month has been observed each March in the United States since 1987, and this year, to celebrate the month, Trinity Services welcomes the public to an open house to learn more about the organization.
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 13, all are welcome to attend the open house at Trinity’s Corporate Center, 301 Veterans Parkway in New Lenox.
Guests will learn about Trinity’s residential options; community day, behavioral health and employment services; transition programs; and information about guardianship, the Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS) List, respite care and more.
The event is primarily tailored to parents, guardians, family members, teachers, aides and therapists of people with developmental disabilities, but all are welcome to learn more about Trinity Services.
Trinity’s mission is to help people with developmental disabilities so that they may flourish and live full and abundant lives. What it means to flourish is different for everyone, but it typically involves goals and dreams that people without disabilities have, like getting a job, pursuing a hobby, learning a specific skill, becoming more independent, or having closer relationships.
To obtain these goals, it is essential for people with disabilities to be included in their communities, alongside people without disabilities.
Developmental disabilities may impact a person’s cognitive, behavioral or physical abilities. Examples of developmental disabilities are autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
For more information about the open house, or to RSVP for the event, contact Director of Admissions Jen Klouse at 815-485-6197 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity Services, Inc. is a 68-year-old, nonsectarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness flourish and live full and abundant lives. Trinity serves more than 3,500 people in more than 30 communities in northeast, central and southwest Illinois.
For more information, visit www.trinity-services.org.