Which do you prefer - face to face or Facebook? We might fool ourselves, but social media connects us only superficially to others. What provides real, meaningful connection is our live, in-person interactions.
In anticipation of the ReelAbilities Chicago Disabilities Film Festival, running from April 25-29 at the Lake Theatre, I spoke with River Forest couple Barb Smith and Tom Hazinski about their remarkable efforts parenting their third child, Michael, a 22-year-old who lives with multiple disabilities, both mental and physical.
Oak Park River Forest Robotics Club students Tom Jozefowicz, Jesse Cornman, and Luisa Vasquez have refined their myoelectric (muscle voltage), thought-controlled robotic arm that won both regional and state competitions last year, and they are moving onto the prestigious International Google Science Fair!
Parents are my passion! They're tireless, big-hearted, patient (or at least they try to fake it); they almost never stop thinking about their kids; and they share one core conviction: they want the best for their children.
If you or a loved one has experienced mental illness, then you understand the difficulties of navigating the mental health system in Illinois. Come to a free educational workshop, helping you utilize the legal system to promote recovery for those you love on Wednesday, April 4th 6 - 8: 30 p.m. at the Ninetheenth Century Club.
Support PING! - providing musical instruments and music enrichment opportunities to low-income students in Oak Park and River Forest working in collaboration with public school districts 90, 97 and 200.