Wellness

Wellness information for parent/guardians of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). Resources are available in the state of Illinois. Topics include: Divorce, Faith, Fitness, Loss and Grief, Sibs.

Divorce

April 24, 2017

Divorce When There is a Child with Special Needs by Benji Rubin

January 04, 2013

Collaborative Divorce Attorney, who is also a parent of children with I/DD

March 13, 2011

Divorce and Child Support, SSI, Medicaid

February 26, 2007

Resources for families going through divorce

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Housing

August 11, 2014

Alternative Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities A Guide for Forming and Implementing Community Partnerships

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Faith

July 11, 2011

41-page booklet, available for free download, written in 2009. Lots of one-page tipsheets good for sharing in a variety of faith communities.

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Fitness

February 21, 2014

Description of personal training services available at a Naperville YMCA, may also be available in other Y's or if not, use this as a sample of what you would like to see created in your local Y.

February 21, 2014

The Exercise Connection (EC) was founded in 2009, by David S. Geslak, with an educational DVD that is used to educate families on the vitality of exercise in the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. In the years to come the EC will continue to provide superior training, products and tools to help improve the lives of our children and families and help them achieve the Exercise Connection.

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Loss and Grief

January 30, 2016

Resource list related to grief

January 30, 2016

Sample social story on going to a funeral.

January 30, 2016

Diane Gould presentation on Grief from November 2015 includes many practical ideas and strategies for helping a person with I/DD especially autism through the grief process.

Booklet including helpful social story with visuals explaining death, grief and traditions that may surround a death

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Sibs

September 23, 2016

Support and information specifically designed to assist adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities in Illinois.

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Resources are provided for your reference.  Please note that these resources may contain dated information.

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