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Opa! Join Avenues at the 10th Annual Spotlight on Wine on October 2!  

Celebrate in true Hellenic style by enjoying six exceptional wines from Atlas Imports, and tempt your palate with an ample variety of  hors d'houevres and a delicious buffet from Hel's Kitchen Catering.  Try your luck at winning several great raffle prizes, or purchase hand painted artwork by Avenues' participants.  Enjoy the museum's interesting exhibits, or view the fabulous Chicago skyline from the rooftop deck.

Click the link below to register or sponsor online, or call 847-292-0870 X116 

        Spotlight on Wine Reservations      

Avenues on Prime Time

Our Thrift Shoppe was featured on a WTTW Chicago Tonight segment!  Click the link below to watch the clip which aired Monday June 9.

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2014/06/09/helping-adults-disabilities-achieve-independence

Our Annual Dinner showed how everyone gets "Happy" at Avenues. Please visit the Media Gallery (click tab on home page) to view pictures of the event! 

Click the Happy link  to watch a special music video!       HAPPY

OUR VISION FOR INDEPENDENCE

Avenues to Independence is dedicated to putting aside old ideas about what is possible.

We work in partnership with the community to support and encourage people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose.  Our success will eventually be measured by how little we are needed.

WE HELP PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
LIVE THE LIVES THEY CHOOSE.


At Avenues to Independence, we provide homes, jobs, and social opportunities to hundreds of adults with autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome and other physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities so they can live and work in the community with independence and dignity.   Please view the Campaign for Independence video in the Media Gallery.

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART AND 60th ANNIVERSARY VIDEOS NOW ON YOUTUBE. 

Click the links below to view a video of highlighting our first 60 years or the music video celebrating the people we serve!

 PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART       60th ANNIVERSARY VIDEO 

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS   Your state and federal elected officials can have a major impact on disability issues affecting everyone at Avenues to Independence. 

Please use this webpage to identify your Illinois State and U.S. elected officials to express your concerns over funding of services important for individuals with disabilities at Avenues and throughout Illinois.  Click the following links to find your Illinois State and U.S Federal elected officials. 

State of Illinois -  Contact Governor Patrick Quinn           Find your Illinois State Legislators

Federal-United States     President Barack Obama         Find and Contact your U.S. Senators and Representative

Contact each official in person, by mail, phone, fax or email.  Tell them that programs for persons with disabilities are a priority for you and ask for their support.

 

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