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The Hope Institute for Children and Families Brochure

  1. 1. Our HistoryHope began with a search for specialized services for a beautiful child with many challenges. Hope founders, Dr. and Mrs.Charles E. Jordan, searched the United States for a place to educate their daughter, Judith Ann, but the supports she neededto reach her full potential did not exist anywhere. At a time when disability awareness and reform were still decades away, theJordans had a vision and took action. In 1957, The Hope School opened its doors in a modest house in Springfield, Illinois - theJordan’s own community - to provide support to Judith Ann and other children with multiple disabilities.Dr. Jordan’s efforts gained the attention of President John F. Kennedy who relied on Dr. Jordan to shape federal policy and realityfor children and adults living with disabilities. The Hope School emerged as a provider of educational and residential services. Itbecame a place where children facing extraordinary cognitive, physical and emotional challenges could learn and thrive.Through more than 50 years of innovation, Hope has grown to a statewide organization, serving thousands of families eachyear. The Hope Institute for Children and Families is setting the standards for education, treatment and care for children withmultiple disabilities.1
  2. 2. What We DoAt Hope, we support children and families to reach optimum growth, independence and joy. We provide an environment inwhich children who face multiple disabilities are supported and encouraged. Their success is not measured against that of theirpeers, but by the skills and abilities they develop and practice to help prepare them for adulthood. “I want to thank you all for the wonderful job “The Hope Institute for Children and Families you have done with my daughter, Carlie. She is the go-to place for children with autism.” was home for three weeks and the growth she WICS TV 20, Springfield had shown was amazing! Thank you again for Carlie’s Mom all you have done for her!” 2
  3. 3. Program Locations The Hope Institute for Children and Families, Springfield, IL The main Hope campus is located on 26 wooded acres on the banks of Lake Springfield. The campus setting includes The Hope School Learning Center; organization-wide administrative offices; and residential options, including the Nyre Home, a state-of-the- art living setting.Hope Institute Learning Academy, Chicago, ILHope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) is a unique elementary school that demonstrateseffective inclusion of special needs children in general education classrooms. HILAopened in the fall of 2009 as a CPS contract school and is located on the near west sideof Chicago. Noll Medical Pavilion, Springfield, IL Noll Medical Pavilion is a 51,000-square-foot medical center, located on Springfield’s south side. Programs housed at Noll include the Hope training program, Noll Vocational Training Center, Illinois Crisis Prevention Network (ICPN), Noll Dental Clinic, The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) Central Office, The Autism Program Clinic at the Hope Institute, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois. By bringing these partners to one location, Hope strives to reduce duplication of care, maximize resources and meet the essential health care needs of children of all abilities.3
  4. 4. Residential ServicesHope offers residential opportunities for children with varying Judith Ann Jordan Campus and Communitylevels of independence and medical needs through the Judith Ann Residential ProgramsJordan Campus and Community Residential Programs. As a part Depending on a child’s needs, two options exist forof residential services, children have opportunities for structured living experiences. The Hope campus offers home-likerecreation activities to enhance their living experiences. settings including its newest campus offering - the Nyre Home. Housing on campus provides the most medicallyThe Hope Institute is certified by: and behaviorally fragile students with close proximity to • Illinois Department of Children and Family Services the supports they need. Other students can experience life in the Springfield community through placement in • Illinois Department of Human Services one of our fully staffed, family-style homes in community • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities neighborhoods. (CARF) Therapeutic Recreation Program Year-round activities are available to residents including after school, evening and weekend programs designed to help improve their well-being. Programs include Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, walk-a-mile club, photography club, drama club, Special Olympics, summer camp, gardening, and swimming. Community field trips such as going to the movies, bowling, or shopping promote independence and improve life skills. Children also participate in on- campus events like the talent show, school dances and holiday parties. 4
  5. 5. EducationThe Hope School Learning CenterThe Learning Center provides a special learning environment for children with autism and developmental disabilities, including aunique way-finding system, visual supports, diffused lighting, sound-absorbing carpet, sensory rooms and separate play areas foreach classroom. The Hope School Learning Center is accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and AdvancED. It offersa full array of educational services and supports to residential and day students to meet their educational needs and goals. Hopepartners with Springfield School District 186 and Sangamon Area Special Education District (SASED) to provide day students theflexibility to participate simultaneously at Hope and, with Hope’s support, in their home districts across central Illinois.Programs: • Therapeutic Education Program - Services focus on ready-to-learn behaviors, imitation skills, activities of daily living, self-help skills and functional life skills. As students progress and achieve their individualized education goals they transfer into the Independence Learning Program. • Independence Learning Program (ILP) - Students who have a foundation of learning and basic living skills work in small groups designed to further refine individualized goals. • Community Integrated Classrooms (CIC) - Through a partnership with SASED, some students attend class at the Capital Area Career Center in Springfield to support their community integration and independence. • Lakeshore Program - This program supports Springfield School District 186 students experiencing significant behavioral and/or emotional difficulties that are barriers to learning. Hope classrooms offer therapy, behavior support and consultation to families and schools. • Noll Vocational Training Center - This innovative program, located at Noll Medical Pavilion, teaches students from Hope and students from other local school districts the skills necessary to work. Through classroom lessons and hands-on experience, students build skills and work toward community employment and independence. Experiences include assembling tile displays through Hope’s partnership with Formica, printing at the copy center, and learning food service skills at Noll Café.5
  6. 6. The Hope Institute Learning AcademyThe Hope Institute Learning Academy (HILA) is a contract elementary school through Chicago Public Schools. While themajority of students are typical learners, 25% of students have a disability, and the majority are diagnosed with an autismspectrum disorder (ASD). HILA offers families across Chicago an exceptional public education in an environment that values,celebrates, challenges and supports students to reach their optimum level of success. Additionally, children with special needscan attend class side-by-side with their typically developing siblings. Special features that differentiate HILA from other Chicago Public Schools: • Stand-alone computer lab • eBeam interactive white boards in every classroom • iPads in classrooms • On-site library • Sensory gym sponsored by the Chicago Blackhawks • On-site health care clinic through a partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago • Fully staffed family and community resource room • Support groups for families of children with autism • Sensory garden • Community technology center 6
  7. 7. The Hope Health and Wellness CenterRehabilitation ServicesOn-site occupational, physical and speech therapists provideindividualized rehabilitation as well as consultative services to othercommunity professionals.On-Campus ClinicsTeams of physicians and therapists meet regularly to coordinate andprovide medical care to students and residents. Children have accessto round-the-clock medical care and treatment through the on-campusThomas H. Maren Pediatric Clinic.Behavioral Health ServicesHope children receive additional support through functionalassessments, support plans, psychological assessments, interventiontraining and consultation services. Staff members include licensed clinicalpsychologists, board certified behavior analysts (BCBAs) and licensedclinical professional counselors (LCPCs). Hope BCBAs often contractwith regional school districts to share their specialized expertise.Noll Dental ClinicMany individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities havesignificant difficulties undergoing dental procedures. Noll Dental Clinic,located in the Noll Medical Pavilion, provides caring treatment for thosewith unique sensory and/or behavioral issues. Services are available tochildren and adults from across central Illinois, whether or not they havedisabilities. Noll Dental Clinic accepts private insurance and Medicaidand offers families a sliding fee scale.7
  8. 8. Statewide Initiatives Illinois Crisis Prevention NetworkThe Autism Program of Illinois Illinois Crisis Prevention The Autism Program Network (ICPN) is a of Illinois (TAP), is partnership between Hope the largest statewide and Trinity Services, Inc. of network of autism New Lenox, Illinois. ICPN resources and services staff work to preserve in the nation. The residential placements forTAP Service Network is comprised of regional centers, children and adults withuniversity partners and community agency partners developmental disabilities and mental illness through collaborationlocated across Illinois. All TAP partners and programs with families, health care professionals and human service providersrely on best practice and evidence-based services and across the state. ICPN develops solutions so clients in crisis cansupports for the individuals they serve. Each TAP center continue to live in the least restrictive environments available tohas a Family and Community Resource Room where them. ICPN is located at Noll Medical Pavilion in Springfield and inpatrons can borrow materials such as DVDs, games and other areas throughout the state.visual aids free of charge. For more information, visit TAP Central Office is located in Springfield at Intersect for AbilityNoll Medical Pavilion and focuses on training for Intersect for Ability is a network offamilies, community members, educators and medical developmental disability agenciesprofessionals; community planning and awareness; in northern Illinois, funded by theadvocacy and policy development; and creating and Coleman Foundation and managedproviding resources. by The Hope Institute. AgenciesHope is also home to one of the TAP clinics, housed work in partnership to develop, fund,at Noll Medical Pavilion. Services available at the clinic implement, and evaluate collaborativeinclude autism screening and diagnosis, social skills programs and community initiatives. The network focuses ongroups, training, individual and family therapy, family and meaningful employment, purposeful activity, transitions, clinicaleducator consultations, and a resource library. services, staff training and retention, and advocacy.For more information, visit For more information, visit 8
  9. 9. PartnershipsThe Hope Institute believes in forming strong community partnerships to enhance and expand the experience of students andresidents. The generous support of the partners listed below allows Hope to serve more students each year, to continueproviding the highest quality supports available for children with disabilities, and to develop new and innovative programs. Chicago Blackhawks - Dollar General Foundation - Good Sports Inc. - Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation JPMorgan Chase - Pearson Corporation - Pepsi - Philip H. Corboy Foundation - Target - The Chicago Community TrustThe Coleman Foundation - The Noll Foundation - Thomas H. Maren Foundation - Toyota - Tracy Family Foundation - Walmart9
  10. 10. Thank you... from the children of The Hope Institute 10
  11. 11. 15 East Hazel Dell Lane | Springfield, IL 62712 | 217.585.5437www.thehopeinstitute.us12