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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 »

Meet Ethan

When Ethan was diagnosed with mild to moderate autism just before he turned three, his mother, Melissa, was worried. She wasn’t familiar with many autism resources and was scared of the unknown. She contacted MRI Independence Pointe for support.  After learning more about MRI’s Autism Services at Independence Pointe, immediately enrolled Ethan in Applied Behavior […]

Posted: January 9, 2016 | View More »

Meet Amara

Amara, an MRI Day Vocational Training and VISIONS participant, lives in MRI’s apartment-style group home. Before moving into MRI’s apartment-style group home near downtown Decatur, Amara had experienced multiple types of living situations. As she was growing up, Amara had a great support system that allowed her to live at home and transitioned to living […]

Posted: January 1, 2016 | View More »

Homeward Bound Pet Shelter Closed

Decatur, IL- In 2005 Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI) took over operations of Homeward Bound Pet Shelter to meet both a community need to shelter unwanted pets and provide work opportunities for adults with disabilities. At the time, Homeward Bound Pet Shelter was the largest no-kill shelter in the area, operating entirely on donations and adoption […]

Posted: January 1, 2016 | View More »

Meet Facelli & Jason

Facelli and her son, Jason, participate in MRI Bright Start Home Visiting.  At 2.5 years old, Jason’s mom, Facelli, noticed that her son was not able to do what other children his age could do.  Jason was non-verbal and needed to learn to communicate. He was not reaching developmental milestones.  Facelli began searching for resources […]

Posted: December 16, 2015 | View More »

Meet Danny

Danny, an MRI Day Vocational Training participant, works in MRI’s license plate production. Danny has been working in license plate production since he graduated high school. He performs several different jobs involved in the manufacturing of license plates, such as placing stickers and packaging. However, he prefers to work on the take off line. The take […]

Posted: December 14, 2015 | View More »

Illinois General Assembly’s Budget Impacts MRI Programming

House Speaker Mike Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have sent the governor a budget that contains a nearly $4 billion shortfall. This is the 12th year in a row that the two leaders have passed an unbalanced budget. It is likely that only the most vulnerable of Illinois citizens will suffer in this annual […]

Posted: November 21, 2015 | View More »

Meet Danny

Danny participates in the VISIONS Mental Health Program at MRI. When Danny came to MRI he lived at a nursing home for adults with chronic mental illness. Since coming to MRI and participating in the VISIONS program, Danny was able to transition to a group home and now lives in his own apartment. When asked how VISIONS […]

Posted: November 14, 2015 | View More »

Meet Kane

Kane is  an Independence Pointe Speech/Language Therapy, ABA and Discovery Depot Child Care Center (former) & Kid’s Connection (current) participant “The staff is very accommodating to Kane’s needs and everyone is invested in his successful milestones. He has made great strides and loves all the staff! Our involvement with Independence Pointe has been a life-changer for Kane […]

Posted: November 11, 2015 | View More »

Meet Carl

Carl is a Homeward Bound Pet Shelter Job Trainee and Day Vocational Training participant Carl works at Homeward Bound Pet Shelter a few mornings a week through MRI’s job training program.  Through Carl’s job training at MRI Homeward Bound Pet Shelter, he has learned vital job skills such as adapting to change, being on time and […]

Posted: November 11, 2015 | View More »