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I Can Bike

April 10th, 2014

Children learn how to ride a traditional two-wheel bicycle. Many children who haven’t been able to ride a bike in the past have completed this program. In fact, 80% of participants successfully complete the program….

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Free Community Meals in Galesburg

April 3rd, 2014

Everyone is welcome to a warm meal. Knox Prairie Community Kitchen and various sponsors bring free meals to Galesburg and surrounding communities. April 10th & 24th May 8th & 22nd June 5th & 19th Doors…

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Volunteer Respite Pilot Program

March 27th, 2014

Program seeks to train 12,500 volunteer respite workers. The Respite Education and Support Tools Program (REST) partnered with Illinois Department of Human Services to train thousands of volunteer respite workers. Respite workers relieve family members…

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Artist Inspires Audience

March 17th, 2014

Audiences are impressed with the “Chalk Guy’s” work, but they are inspired by his words. Specialized Care for Children sponsored artist and inspirational speaker Ben Glenn at the Kankakee Transition Fair on Thursday, March 13,…

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Register to Win a Wheelchair Accessible Van

March 10th, 2014

Local heroes have a chance to win a custom van by sharing their story. A national campaign seeks to broaden awareness of transportation options. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association will award 3 wheelchair accessible…

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Chicago Park District Special Recreation Programs

March 6th, 2014

Find out about programs from the Chicago Park District. Chicago parks have over 20 specialty locations and special recreation programs for people who have physical or intellectual disabilities, who are blind or visually impaired, or…

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Social Security Information

February 21st, 2014

The Social Security Administration is changing the way you access information. Starting August 2014, field offices will not issue Social Security number printouts. If you need proof of your number, your will need to apply…

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Delivering a Tricycle

February 21st, 2014

There’s fun and freedom that comes with riding your own bike. That’s the feeling that AMBUCS wanted to deliver to a local family. AMBUCS is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence…

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