David wanted to find and keep work that aligned with his training Certificate and Associate’s degree from a local community college. David’s job search included a combination of coaching, job applications, interviews, employer visits, and informational interviews.
David loves the fact that he is doing the work that he went to school for and that he is trained to do. “I’m focused on productivity and doing good work,” he reported. “The job helps me to interact with all different type of people.” David shared that he is constantly looking to get to the next level. Read more…
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 was recently the recipient of a generous gift from Forest & Found, an upscale resale shop in Lake Forest, Illinois. NorthPointe will use this gift to support the vital services that they provide for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness from the Northern Lake County area.
Forest & Found is both a wonderful resource for unique, pre-owned items and a nonprofit organization that supports other local community organizations. Utilizing the proceeds from their resale store, they provide funds to support the work of local charities.
Forest & Found is located at 1363 N Western Ave, Lake Forest Illinois. Their phone number is 847-482-1705. Current winter hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
Heather Clark is a self-advocate who is passionate about educating others about people with disabilities and all they offer. Heather would like to share with others the things that she has accomplished, the obstacles that she’s faced, and to let people know that their disability should not hinder their dreams.
Everyone has the ability to make decisions for themselves; and self-advocacy involves not only standing up for what you believe in, but also in helping others understand what self-advocacy means for them. Through her personal experiences, Clark shares the importance of overcoming disabilities with perseverance and self-advocacy.
With self-determination and focus there is nothing you can’t accomplish. Obstacles are only road bumps that slow us down. Through perseverance and an action plan, you can enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Heather will identify the importance of self-advocacy and self-determination by sharing personal examples and experiences.
NorthPointe Resources is the proud recipient of three paratransit minivan vehicles awarded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Consolidated Vehicle Procurement program. “The addition of three new vehicles allows us to transport even more NorthPointe program participants to community activities, volunteer opportunities and appointments. The new vans looks so nice and are easy to use. The ramp provides accessibility for a person who uses a wheelchair to ride safely and comfortably,” said Kristin Krok, Director of Day Program at NorthPointe Resources.”