We are excited to officially announce our plan to renovate and expand our Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin. This facility serves children and adults with profound disabilities and complex medical needs. We are one of only eight organizations in the state that provide these types of services. This was a monumental decision for the future of Marklund and those we serve.
The 20,000-square-foot expansion project will include space for an additional 24 beds, allowing us to increase our residency capacity to 85 people!
It will also allow us to expand the acuity level of our services by providing 24-hour vent care.
We will also add a recreation room, dining room, several nurses’ stations, spa room, Community Day Services classroom and much needed storage space.
The renovation portion of the project will modernize and update the rest of the facility including program space for the Community Day Service classrooms, staff offices, sensory room, and the therapeutic treatment area. The project is scheduled to start this fall and we expect it to be complete by summer 2025.
MORE DETAILS TO COME!
Check out what we've accomplished in our M2030 Plan so far!
01 - AQUATIC THERAPY LOCKER ROOM ADDITION, GENEVA
A new locker room for the aquatic therapy program in the Marklund Hyde Center:
The new locker room in Geneva, is providing a much improved and expanded facility for staff and residents, as well as for students who attend Marklund Day School-Geneva. This expansion doubles the number of residents and students who will be able to benefit from aquatic therapy.
02 - NATHAN EDUCATION CENTER, ELGIN
A new external Community Day Services/Marklund Day School center in Elgin:
Constructed on a 2.3-acre site just west of the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin, the new 16,000-square-foot Nathan Education Center features five classrooms dedicated to Marklund Day School’s Life Skills programs for students on the Autism spectrum, and others for the new Bridge Builder Community Day Services (CDS) program for adults in the community needing program support. The building also includes a shared Multi-Purpose Room and offices.