The Employment First Act is modeled on a national movement that believes employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred option when exploring goals and a life path for people with disabilities. Simply put, Employment First means breaking down barriers and supporting people with Intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental illness in their desire to obtain jobs and wages in the community. Read more Employment Matters Success Stories
OnPointe provides training and consultation services on evidence-based programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental illness. Many of these evidenced-based programs have been developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago through our Community Academic Partnership (CAP). One of these programs, HealthMatters™, is nationally recognized.
NorthPointe Resources has launched its ART 360 program, an enterprise offering people with disabilities and/or mental illness the chance to secure income by selling their paintings. To learn more about ART 360 click here.
NorthPointe Resources has teamed up with Equestrian Connection, a riding facility located in Lake Forest, IL that provides therapeutic riding programs to individuals with disabilities. On each scheduled Friday trip, participants will leave NorthPointe at 9:15am and return at 1:30pm, allowing five to eight rides per session.
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