Cherry Hill Books & Media Cherry Hill Bookstore offers the best books and training materials for intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health, nonprofit management, and leadership with a conscience. Cherry Hill Books is the main distributor of High Tide Press books. It is a division of Trinity Foundation.
Trinity Services, Inc. Trinity Foundation is the parent organization of High Tide Press. All revenues generated by the foundation benefit Trinity Services, Inc., a secular, nonprofit agency that works to provide full and abundant lives to people, especially those with intellectual or developmental disabilities or behavioral health needs. Trinity serves and supports more than 1,300 prople in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago, as well as Will, Grundy, DuPage, Peoria and St. Clair counties in Illinois, and Reno and Carson City in Nevada. Trinity offers residential options, day programs, supported employment, career guidance, respite care, a school, behavioral health services (including four psycho-social rehabilitation programs), comprehensive autism services, and a therapeutic horseback riding program. In 2007, Trinity earned recognition for best practices through the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award for Illinois, a program of the American Psychological Association (APA). In 2008, Trinity was again recognized by the APA for its best practices in psychological services.
SafeNow Cleaning Products SafeNow offers a line of cleaning products that are human safe, earth friendly and purpose driven. These cleaners enable you to eliminate many toxic chemicals from your home, school, day care, health facility, restaurant, factory or office building. Particularly in working with vulnerable populations, they are ideal for a wide array of facilities and programs. In addition, they are manufactured, in part, by persons with disabilities.
National Association of QDDPs (formerly QMRPs) Professionals across North America who work in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities can become certified and access support, information, networking and learning opportunities by joining the National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals. The association hosts the annual NAQ Conference and offers ongoing support and resources, including a quarterly newsletter.
The Arc of Illinois An association for providers of supports and services, families, and individuals with developmental disabilities. Provides a wealth of information, including details about new initiatives; information on who is being served, how and where; updates on current court cases and progress that agencies, lawmakers and the Illinois Department of Human Services are making on funding; and other resources on service and support issues.
The Arc of the United States This organization works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities in every community. The Arc promotes advocacy, research and public education on causes, prevention, improvements in services and supports, and more.
AAIDD The mission of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is to promote "progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities." The association, with over 9,500 members in the U.S. and 55 other countries, includes a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) devoted to issues ranging from administration to gerontology to religion and spirituality.
ANCOR American Network of Community Options and Resources is an association of providers who offer supports to people with disabilities, including over 700 agencies in 49 states and the District of Columbia. ANCOR establishes partnerships and alliances among different organizations, and keeps its members abreast of news, best practices in the field, career and learning opportunities, and more.
IARF Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities is an association dedicated to keeping members informed, connected and moving forward on issues and news that affect rehabilitation and human service agencies. The group offers publications, resources for areas such as training and career development, opportunities to network and make progress with other professionals.
The United Way of Will County A nonprofit organization dedicated to "strengthening families and individuals, building strong communities, fostering health and wellness, helping children succeed, and developing self-sufficiency." They do so by directing community resources–including money and the time and energy of local volunteers–to support 45 local agencies that address the diverse needs of the community.
The University of Nevada-Reno The Developmental Disabilities Program at University of Nevada-Reno offers an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor as well as a graduate interdisciplinary specialization.
Macon Resources, Inc. Macon Resources, Inc., is an Illinois-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive habilitative and rehabilitative training programs and support services to individuals (and the families of individuals) who have developmental disabilities, mental illness or other disabling conditions.
Illinois Chapter of the National Organization for Fetal Alchohol Syndrome The FASD program offers education to the general public, and outreach, training and other services for families and professionals working with a person who has fetal alcohol effects (FAE) or fetal alcohol syndrome (FASD). The program is administered by the behavioral health department of Trinity Services, Inc.
The Midewin Institute The Midewin Institute focuses on predicting and preventing abuse and neglect of persons with disabilities before someone gets hurt. It is a partnership of Trinity Services, Inc. and The North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities. The NDCPD is a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities education, research, and services (UCEDD), located at Minot State University.