Attention Illinois Teachers and Educators!

IL ABLE Brochure Now Available in Spanish

The IL ABLE “Students with IEPs” brochure is now available in Spanish! Now special education staff can meet the needs of their Spanish-speaking students, parents, and guardians by sharing this version of the brochure at the student’s annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting.

Treasurer Frerichs’s Visit to Gateway to Learning

Training for employment is front and center.

Treasurer Frerichs visited Chicago’s Gateway to Learning (GTL) recently to observe participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they build job skills in food preparation, baking, and serving customers in GTL’s commercial kitchen and Dorothy’s Can-Do Bakery & Cafe. While there he heard first-hand from the program’s participants about their work and the impact of GTL’s programs.

A Great Day for Lemonade at the Sandwich Fair

Treasurer Frerichs visit’s the Open Door Rehabilitation Center’s Lemon Shake Up Stand

A few raindrops didn’t get in the way of Treasurer Frerichs having a great time visiting the Open Door Rehabilitation Center’s (ODRC) Lemon Shakeup stand at the Sandwich Fair on September 8.  While there, the Treasurer met with staff, volunteers, and clients of the disability services organization, some of whom own IL ABLE accounts. ODRC has a long history of serving fresh lemonade and pizza at the Sandwich Fair every year.

New At School!

Students with IEPs to receive IL ABLE information at their annual meeting.

Parents, guardians, and others who support students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should be provided with the IL ABLE brochure in their student’s annual IEP meeting. Starting with this school year, schools are now required to provide IL ABLE information to students and their supporters at their annual IEP meeting.