Adventures Unlimited is a free state-funded respite program in the state of Illinois that offers engaging programming and events to engage participants with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and provides respite to caregivers. The program is open to adults and children as young as four years old. Adventures Unlimited provides recreational activities with an emphasis on fitness, art, media training, and food preparation Events are 2 hours long, focused on thoughtful Media, Art, and/or Physical Movement. All staff are properly trained, certified, and experienced. For a participant’s first three events there will be a 1:1 ratio of staff to the participant.
To be eligible for Adventures Unlimited services individuals must meet the following 2 criteria:
Individual must have a documented developmental disability
Individual must not be enrolled in any other Medicaid waiver program
Examples of past adventures:
Bowling at the UIC campus bowling ally
Motorcycle rides at Big Marsh park
Indoor and outdoor rock climbing
COVID-19 protocol at events include taking temperatures of all participants, face mask covering the nose and mouth are required, and six feet social distancing is observed. If you would like to learn more or get involved with Adventures Unlimited, please contact Program Coordinator David Pufundt at firstname.lastname@example.org.