DSC's mission is "to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing services and supports which enable them to live, work, learn and participate in their communities."

Save The Dates!

The 2017 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon weekend is coming! Join in the fun on Friday and Saturday, April 21st and 22nd. 

We need YOUR help!  DSC has been a proud partner of the marathon since its inception, and we form the corral teams on Friday night and Saturday morning.  What does it mean to be a volunteer for the corral team?  You “hold large signs designating different starting corrals, by finish time, for runners in the start area to ensure that the corrals are orderly and clearly defined. Assist with the wave start process. This is an outside, rain or shine job.”

Volunteers get a t-shirt and race bag!  Detailed instructions will be available soon! Check back for more information on volunteering or if you have specific questions, please contact Nikki Kopmann, Development Manager at nkopmann@dsc-illinois.org.

 


LEAP Certification

Leaders Employing All People

What is LEAP? To gain a better understanding of what becoming LEAP certfied can mean to your business, click the link below to watch a short video of Michelle Petty, DSC LEAP Coordination, and Jamie Stevens, Community Choices LEAP Coordinator explain the importance of this certification.

DSC and Community Choices are collaborating through the creation of LEAP (Leaders Employing All People) to advance the Employment First initiative.

 

Rockwell Automation was one of our first LEAP certified businesses, and when asked why they decided to become LEAP certified, Ms.Marty Miner, Senior Human Resource Representative, shared, “It’s just the right thing to do.” In working to make Champaign County an even more disability inclusive community, we are offering businesses to receive this certification through the hiring, or interest in hiring, people with disabilities. If you are interested, please contact Partners for Employment at (217) 360-0033 or via email at pfe.by.leap@gmail.com.

Congratulations to our newest Partners for Employment! Along with the effort above to advance the Employment First initiative, a new local initiative has been launched in support of this state-wide effort. Businesses who hire, or are interested in hiring someone with a disability have the opportunity to become a LEAP (Leaders in Employing All People) Certified Employer. Six area businesses are new LEAP Certified Employers. Congratulations to Clark Lindsey Village, Peter Pan Too, Schnuck's of Savoy, Deep Silver Volition, County Market on Kirby. who recently became LEAP certified.


Do You Have (clean, dry) Cardboard, Papers and Magazines Cluttering Up Your House? 

Well we have just the thing for you!  DSC Business Operations center recycles all kinds of cardboard and paper - including magazines, catalogs, office paper, etc. - as part of our effort to keep the environment clean and financially support DSC's programs.  (We do not accept books at this time). 

You can bring your recyclable paper to DSC’s Business Operations at 3102 W Clark Rd in Champaign, 8am—4pm, M-F.  From Duncan, turn west onto Clark Rd (just north of Springfield).  Turn right to go behind DSC’s Business Operations facility to drop off your items at the back loading dock door.  


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Our staff strives to provide quality supports and services to consumers, their families, and fellow employees each and every day and they deserved to be recognized for their exemplary work!


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