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Celebrating Our Brightest Stars: Envision Unlimited Employees of the Year

It’s been said that your attitude, not aptitude, determines your altitude. At Envision Unlimited, attitude and aptitude are important, and we celebrated both qualities with our annual Employee and Volunteer of the Year Awards last month. 

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The Rewards of Giving

Giving to nonprofits and charities in the name of serving communities should always be the main driver of generosity. But the benefits of giving back also positively impact donors.

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Envision Unlimited 2023 Holiday Shopping Guide

Need gift ideas this holiday season? Consider one-of-a-kind art pieces handmade by our Envision Unlimited artists!

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How to Help Someone Who Is Being Bullied

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and it’s an important time to recognize this widespread issue and learn how we can combat it. If you know someone who is being bullied, here are ways that you can help.

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Members Practice Stewardship at Big Marsh Park and Beyond

Our members wear many hats. They’re talented artists, savvy salespeople and wonderful stewards of their communities. So far this year, they have participated in multiple stewardship events across the city. They watered newly planted trees and removed invasive species at Big Marsh Park and gathered garbage along Montrose Beach.

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Our Dedicated Community of Support

Envision Unlimited is fortunate to be celebrating its 75th year, and we would not be where we are today without our unique, dedicated community of support. There are so many examples, including most recently our very own Reyanna Johnson being named DSP of the Year by The Arc of Illinois.

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Meet Our Volunteer: Jenny Achuthan

When it comes to getting outside and enjoying a beautiful Chicago day, Jenny Achuthan doesn’t need much coaxing. In fact, she’s often looking for ways to make new connections and try different opportunities. You could say this zest for life played a role in her involvement with Envision Unlimited.

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Meet Our Mental Health Division Director

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Reginald Richardson, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, our new Mental Health Division Director. He brings 30+ years of experience to his new role, in which he oversees nine assistant directors and a variety of community-based programs that are designed to promote choice, independence, inclusion, psychological recovery and wellbeing among Envision Unlimited clients.

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How to Plan a Summer Vacation for People with Autism

Summer is in full swing and nothing sounds more relaxing than a nice, peaceful vacation. However, you tend to avoid family getaways due to a loved one with autism. You’re not alone. Avoiding travel with a loved one of any age with autism is quite common.

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Our Bright Star: Reyanna Johnson named DSP of the Year by The Arc

When we say our 300+ direct support professionals (DSPs) are the best, we mean it. On behalf of everyone at Envision Unlimited, we’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to our very own Reyanna Johnson for being named a DSP of the Year by The ARC of Illinois, a disability advocacy organization.