Building community through social, vocational and educational opportunities for people with and without disabilities is what CSS Academy Programs are all about.
We provide classes and workshops for people with intellectual/development disability (I/DD,) their families, caregivers & residents in the community who want to learn something new. Classes are taught in the areas of the arts, life skills, technology, and health and wellness.
Some classes, for people of all abilities, provide a fun and progressive community learning environment.
Trained CSS staff provides people with I/DD the right support to be successful. Some programing is available in English and Spanish with daytime, evening and weekend classes.
To sign up for classes: Click the button below
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OR, complete a Registration Form and return it to the address below.
9021 Ogden Avenue Brookfield, IL 60513 (708) 354-4547
*All classes are on a first come first served basis*
For more information please contact [email protected]
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This is a 10 week community based art program that brings art, learning, creativity and social inclusion full circle. The program is geared toward teens and young adults ages 15 – 25. Participants will engage in hands on, therapeutic, and social activities through the creative arts and the social atmosphere of the Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo. Individuals will observe various animals in their habitats, while enhancing social skills and discovering new forms of self-expression through art techniques.
For more information please contact Cassandra Colucy at [email protected]
TeamUp takes place in Oak Park for young adults who have completed high school. Curriculum includes art, fitness, lunch preparation, using iPads, basic money management, dance, and yoga classes. Participants are transported to Scamp Studios in River Grove for Art class and to the Franklin Park Community Center for Health & Wellness with a certified fitness instructor from West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA.)
*In order to attend Team Up, you will need to have either grant-funded Respite through CSS or Medicaid waiver funding for Respite (and also must fill out an intake application for services).
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