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MRI Announces New Leadership

The Board of Directors of Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI) announces the selection of Amy Bliefnick to succeed retiring Executive Director, Dreux Lewandowski. Ms Bliefnick is a Decatur native who has served as Director of the Illinois State Fair from 2004 – 2015, Board Chairman and Director of Richland Community College, Director of Development for St. […]

Posted: January 30, 2017 | View More »

MRI to provide Our Voice Through Art

Our Voice Through Art, a local program providing art classes for teens and adults with disabilities, will now be offered through MRI. Our Voice Through Art began when Jarrett Sekosky, who is on the Autism spectrum and has very little verbal communication, discovered he was able to express himself through art. Since then, Jarrett, his family […]

Posted: January 26, 2017 | View More »

Akorn Pharmaceuticals employees bring holiday cheer to Bright Start families

December 18, 2015 – MRI Bright Start Home Visiting  was contacted in early December by an employee from Akorn Pharmaceuticals in Decatur who expressed interest in adopting Bright Start birth to Five as this year’s recipient of Akorn’s giving tree. As part of the charity adoption, stockings were displayed in Akorn’s lobby with each child’s name, age, size […]

Posted: December 21, 2016 | View More »

Shop local this holiday season

If you are looking for a unique gift this holiday season, consider shopping local at MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.). Each novelty gift purchased directly supports disability services in our community. MRI offers custom license plate signs and art and engraved signs and coasters. MRI’s Etsy page has a few already made designs, but can take custom orders […]

Posted: December 7, 2016 | View More »

MRI Products Available on Etsy

Did you know that you can purchase custom-made license plate signs and other artwork from MRI on Etsy? Help to support the employment of persons with disabilities and #BuyDecatur! Visit our Etsy store today: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaconResources

Posted: October 21, 2016 | View More »

Meet Larry

With the support of MRI’s intermittent CILA, Larry is able to live by himself in his apartment and maintain his independence.  Larry has lived in his own apartment for four years with the support of MRI’s intermittent CILA. Before living on his own, Larry lived in a strict group home where many decisions were made for him. Things like when […]

Posted: July 20, 2016 | View More »

MRI celebrates abilities as part of National Developmental Disability Awareness Month

MRI will be holding a variety of events to celebrate National Developmental Disability Awareness Month. MRI will also be holding an internal campaign for National Spread the Word to End the Word Month. The following activities are also scheduled for Adult Day programming at MRI’s main building as part of National Developmental Disability Awareness Month: […]

Posted: March 4, 2016 | View More »

Meet Laury

In October of 2004 Laury suffered a traumatic brain injury, leaving her in a medically-induced coma.  When she regained consciousness a few months later, she had a long road ahead of her. The road began with having to learn how to walk and talk again.  Laury now reflects on her recovery process with openness and humbleness. […]

Posted: February 23, 2016 | View More »

Meet Hayden

When MRI Kid’s Connection Coordinator, Jessica Gremo, first met Hayden and his family five years ago, Hayden’s mother, Nichole, was working at KFC and was having issues finding childcare.  No daycare in the area would take Hayden because he was tube fed.  Nichole thought she was out of options. She contacted Kid’s Connection, a program for […]

Posted: January 12, 2016 | View More »

Meet TJ

Julie and Andrew’s son, TJ, is enrolled in Discovery Depot Child Care Center at MRI Independence Pointe. Julie and Andrew’s older son, Landric, is a former Discovery Depot participant and is currently in Kindergarten. Landric’s kindergarten teachers were impressed with how prepared he was when school started. Julie believes, “this is because of lessons and work ethic […]

Posted: January 11, 2016 | View More »