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Thu. May 3rd, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Presenter:  Representatives from the Social Security Administration

Topics discussed will include:

  • SSI
  • SSDI
  • Right to Work Program and other programs

RSVP early as seating is limited.

Please RSVP Meri Tucker 309-694-2984 or

Sun. May 6th, 2018 @ 3:00pm

Join us for the 12th year of Special Olympics Young Athletes Program.  The Young Athletes Program is an innovative sports play program for children 2-7, with and without intellectual disabilities.

A Special Olympics registration form will need to be completed for each participant and volunteer.

Email if interested in participating or volunteering.

Amanda Nauman

Coordinator, Peoria Independent Families

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Tue. May 15th, 2018 @ 12:30pm

A Joyous Way to Learn: Music Play to Promote Readiness, Literacy, Math Development, and Inclusion
by Jim Gill
Intended Audience:  Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, and Family Educators.
Read more and register here...

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Tue. May 15th, 2018 @ 7:00pm

HOIDSA has a cooking class for its young adults with Bethel Lutheran Church's youth group as mentors. The class is open to any member 16 years old and older with our mentors being high school aged. The class will usually be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at Bethel Lutheran Church (325 W. Queenwood Rd, Morton, IL). Start time will be 7:00 pm unless otherwise stated and finish at …

Sat. May 19th, 2018 @ 10:00am

GiGi’s Playhouse Central Illinois provides free programming to Individuals with Down Syndrome and we are excited to offer these two amazing programs on May 19 at Redeemer Lutheran Church 6801 N. Allen Road, Peoria, IL 61614:

LMNOP:  Guides parents and young children through learning basic sign language and other forms of communication using music and language-based activities. This program is for children from 6 months to 5 years and begins at …