“Just Being Me”

Adults with developmental disabilities are often given few opportunities for full creative expression—yet they have so much of importance to tell us. In 2016, a group of Orchard Village’s residential clients were given just such an ...

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Special Olympians

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” This quote is what our athletes at Orchard Village aspire to each time they compete in the Spring/Summer games each year since we re-started the OV team in 2007. In 2016, ...

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Growing and Thriving

In 2013, Orchard Village proudly (and successfully!) planted for the first time an urban organic garden on its Skokie administrative campus. The quarter-acre “farm,” tended by staff, clients and volunteers, has increased its ...

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