Adventures Unlimited

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Adventures Unlimited is a program that offers Envision participants movement-based programming and events such as rock climbing, indoor skydiving, and goat yoga. Our programming includes biking on the north and south sides, as well as an agricultural stewardship partnership with the Chicago Park District at Big Marsh Park.

Every event is approached in an inclusive and holistic way. We begin with a site visit by Envision staff members, who evaluate the accessibility of the activity as well as the accessibility of the facility. During this visit we also have a conversation with the facility's staff in order to establish accurate expectations for everyone participating in the event. Every event includes a meal so that all participants - from Envision, from the site, from the community - can sit and talk about the experiences they've shared.

All of our events and programs are constructed to be accessible to as many participants as possible. We have single and tandem bikes to accommodate all cycling levels. Our chair yoga classes are designed so include everyone, no matter their mobility. For all events and programming staff are onsite to directly support each participant in his or her effort.

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Adventures Unlimited Highlights:

  • In May 2018, 10 Envision program participants trained and cycled in Bike the Drive
  • In October 2018, a pair of Envision cyclists completed a 20 mile bicycle ride with a local cycling group. One of them had been riding for over a year; the other, only four months. Both, however, received the training and preparation they needed to make the ride a success.
  • In May 2019, we launched a biking and stewardship program at Big Marsh Park. As part of this program, we'll be riding bikes and maintaining their hiking trails and common areas.

If you would like to learn more or get involved with Adventures Unlimited, please contact David Pufundt at dpufundt@envisionunlimited.org.

Success Stories

During the COVID-19 pandemic, DSPs have been instrumental in supporting members in staying connected to their larger communities, families, and friends. Although the pandemic has prevented in-person connections, DSPs have found ways to maintain a sen

Envision Unlimited provides community living supports for over 350 adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Mental Illness in the Chicago area.

For 33 years, the philanthropic arm of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, known as The Ability Experience has sponsored an annual “Journey of Hope” cross-country bike ride to create awareness and raise funds to support people with disabilities.

Envision Unlimited’s collaboration with Pi Kappa Phi’s The Ability Experience has spawned another partnership; this one, between fraternity member Tim Smith and Envision member

Residents of Envision’s Campbell Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) are on the move. Their goal: fitness and fundraising for the “InMotion for Envision” challenge.

Across Chicago, essential workers have stepped up to keep businesses open to serve the community. This includes Joel, an Envision Unlimited member, who works at a Jewel Osco grocery store in his neighborhood.

Envision Unlimited has implemented the following procedures to respond to the current COVID-19 Emergency. These procedures are based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  Illinois Department of Human Services, Chicago Department of Public Health, and Illinois Departm

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of community inclusion and raise public awareness about the barriers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) encounter on a regular basis.

This year Envision Unlimited invites you to participate in our “Small Gifts, BIG Impact” campaign for GivingTuesday. Contributions will help people with disabilities, one of the most marginalized populations, become more independent and self-sufficient.

We are partnering with Eclectik for your 2019 holiday cards! Our holiday card collection features artwork made by Envision artists. Ten percent of your card purchase will be donated to Envision Unlimited.

You know what they say about men and their sports right?  Well for Envision Unlimited Halas Day Training Center member Michael J., he hit the jackpot once he learned that he attained a job at Guaranteed Rate Field, home of the Chicago White Sox.  Michael is a diehard sports fan and lo

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Pamela and Richard Webb run out of fingers as they count the number of children who have filled their home with love over the years.

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“I’m so happy to be here!” Jamie said as soon as two visitors sat down with her in the lobby of Full Psycle indoor cycling studio during a break from her training session.

Envision Unlimited program participants and researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago partnered up in spring 2018 for Engaging with Aging, a 12-week “Person Centered Planning Project” designed to assess different areas that are important in the lives of the aging pop

Aida is a program participant at Envision Unlimited’s Westtown Center. In January 2018, she began a 10-week paid internship at St. John Berchman’s School in Logan Square through a partnership with Teaching Together Chicago.