April is National Autism Awareness Month
The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. For more information on Autism visit the National Autism Website.Autism Society Website
The Children’s Services Playground Construction
Last summer the 2013 9/11 Charity LemonAid Stand raised over $30,000 for the new Oak-Leyden Children’s Services’ Playground. Now that the snow has finally melted, construction is underway once again. We are eagerly waiting for the final reveal. We’ll keep you posted.
LemonAid effort collects more than $30,000 to build playground – Chicago Tribune
Candlelight Bowl 2014 Highlights
On Saturday March 1st we held our 14th Annual Candlelight Bowl. Despite the heavy snow we had a wonderful turnout. There were tons of awesome raffle baskets and delicious food provided by Jimmy’s Place in Forest Park. The music had bowlers dancing in the lanes not to mention the fun crazy bowling that our Candlelight Bowl is known for. We surprised our bowlers with a mardi gras theme. If you’re looking for a fun activity to do with your friends and family mark your calendar for next year’s Candlelight Bowl it’s an event you don’t want to miss, with all of the proceeds to benefit our Early Intervention Program. Thanks to our “Perfect Game Sponsors” Chris Guillen Photography and Coplan+Crane as well as all of our other sponsors and volunteers.
To see all of the pictures from this year’s event, check out Chris Guillen’s facebook page for the link.
Maria Nudo with Bob Atkinson
The Family of Julie Nudo, an Oak-Leyden participant for over 30 years. Presents a check in her memory to Oak-Leyden’s President & CEO, Bob Atkinson. We were all saddened by Julie’s passing last month; she will always be remembered by her friends here at Oak-Leyden, she will truly be missed. We want to thank Julie’s mother Cathy Nudo-Ridler and the entire Nudo family for their generous donation in the name of their beloved Julie. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.
Our adult services’ Developmental Training Program has a new site. Oak-Leyden recently purchased and just completed renovations on a commercial building located at 22 Conti Parkway in Elmwood Park Illinois. The doors will open for service on April 16th. This is an exciting time for Oak-Leyden; there are many more changes to come so stay tuned. A Conti Parkway Open House is planned for early spring.
After – Classroom
After – Kitchen
After – Kitchen