Who We Are
A. Marklund is a home.
B. Marklund is a school.
C. Marklund is a nonprofit organization.
D. Marklund is a philosophy of care.
E. All of the above.
The answer is E, "All of the Above."
Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
With three residential locations--the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin--it is currently home to nearly 174 clients. The Hyde Center is specifically licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) while the Philip and Wasmond Centers are licensed as Medically Complex facilities for adults and children with developmental disabilites (MC/DD).
It is a Day School offering Multi-Needs and Life Skills programs for children and young adults with multiple medical needs, and those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
It is a skilled nursing unit for medically fragile children and adults, and a developmental training center for adults who need extra assistance in managing their disabilities.
At Marklund, everything we do begins with caring for each and every child or adult as a member of our own family. Many of our 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 but common accidents involving cars, bicycles, skateboards, swimming pools, garage doors and guns. Many have complex medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care.
But at Marklund, our clients have safe, happy lives filled with goals and achievements. Our mission is to make everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.