We believe in providing visionary opportunities through partnerships
that provide each partner with unique resources and benefits.
We partnered with The University of Illinois Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on
Developmental Disability and Health (RRTCDD) to develop and launch a nationwide health initiative (HealthMatters) designed to teach and assist agencies in developing wellness initiatives within their organizations and communities.
We partner with Rosalind Franklin University to provide psychology doctoral students an opportunity to gain experience working with persons with I/DD so they may better understand and serve the needs of a diverse population.
We partner with the University of Illinois Certified Extension Program to provide horticulture classes. Program participants spend spring, summer, and fall learning about gardening—planting and caring for flowers and vegetables in the Killian Center garden. The vegetables that are grown are harvested and distributed to the CILA homes throughout late summer and fall.