OUR PROMISE  Making everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities

OUR VISION A happy, safe, purpose-filled life for every individual with intellectual and developmental disabilities
At Marklund, everything we do begins with caring for each and every child or adult as we would want our own family members cared for. Many of our residents and community clients are non-ambulatory and have severe cognitive deficits due to genetic disorders, complications during pregnancy and delivery, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or drug abuse during pregnancy. Others acquired disabilities during infancy or childhood through tragic accidents. Many have complex medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care.
Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.

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Marklund Special Events & Appeals

Sharing our Stories

Happy #NationalMilkChocolateShakeDay! Marklund resident Jack uses a big-button switch to blend up some shakes for his friends! #everydaylife https://t.co/qAtgvnCR5t

The Iconic Allstars Wildcats special needs cheerleading team will cheer on participants as they cross the finish line at our 7th Annual Run, Walk & Roll 5K/1-mile fundraising event! register today by visiting, https://t.co/gXgbh7L2aY.
#RunWalkandRoll

Happy National Dog Day! Today we wanted to give a special shout out to the therapy dogs and owners that visit Marklund residents and students. Thank U for sharing your loving canines with our folks! #nationaldogday #therapydogs #everydaylife

Marklund resident Dawn works on her therapy goals by riding the bike down the hallway! #WhateverWorks

UPDATE: @ABC7Chicago will air an expanded story about Marklund-style Baseball, and the cool visit by the @Iconicallstars special needs cheer team, at 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 4!
As shown Tuesday 7/30/19 on @ABC7Chicago https://t.co/O4iNhGZRKP

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