Kane County Board member Drew Frasz and state Rep. Keith Wheeler were recent recipients of Marklund’s Excellence in Advocacy Award.
Wheeler is a representative of the state’s 50th District, which includes parts of Geneva, Batavia, North Aurora, Sugar Grove, Aurora and Montgomery.
Frasz is a County Board member of District 18, which includes parts of Maple Park, Elburn, Kaneville and North Aurora.
“Both men have been strong supporters of Marklund over the past year for various initiatives, including helping with the progress of and neighbor-relations for our new Marklund Day School-Geneva, and being our voice in Springfield regarding restrictions and regulations for our Day School program,” Marklund officials said via Facebook.
Each year, Marklund recognizes the importance of what people do to help Marklund with its mission to make everyday life possible for individuals with profound disabilities.
Feature Photo Caption: Masks were removed for a quick photo with Marklund President & CEO Gil Fonger standing between Wheeler and Frasz.
Marklund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs.
With three residential locations — the Marklund Hyde Center in Geneva, the Marklund Philip Center in Bloomingdale, and the Marklund Wasmond Center in Elgin — Marklund is home to nearly 174 residents.
Each location has on-site Community Day Services for adults, with program that provides individualized programming for adults that focuses on daily living and vocational skills to improve each individual’s level of independence.
Marklund Day School, with locations in Bloomingdale and Elgin,is a State Board of Education Licensed Therapeutic Day program that partners with area school districts to serve children with multiple medical needs, learning, emotional and developmental disabilities, and those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
Marklund Facebook Post