The Kids of the Community House

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Here we are, friends: the final installment of our awesome org. highlight reel in honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Thank you for being here.

We couldn’t wrap this thing up without talking about The Community House. It’s one of our favorite local foundations, and the work they do for people with developmental disabilities — as well as underserved youth — really hits close to home. Literally. The Community House in Hinsdale, IL. is a seventy-year-old non-profit organization that provides recreation programs in the arts, education, athletics, dance, and so much more. 

The Counseling Center at The Community House is also the permanent home for Charlie’s Gift, a foundation that provides counseling, services, and education for children and adults with autism and their families.  

Last week, we got a visit from the kids of Willowbrook Corner, an outreach program within The Community House that provides tutoring and social support to local underserved youth and families. The program focuses on improving educational performance and decision-making skills, as well as providing opportunities for community involvement.

We toured. We talked. We dreamt up numerous popcorn flavors that were varying degrees of appetizing. We probably won’t pursue those. But good times and plenty of popcorn were shared.

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Want to help The Community House help others? Just get out there and Walk the Walk. The Twelfth annual three-mile walk from the Community Center on April 28th supports people with autism and benefits behavioral health & creative solutions. If you feel like putting your best foot forward, you can register here. And when you buy popcorn, use code ABC to have half your purchase support all the programs that call The Community House home.

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