Micro Board Seminar
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Place: DayOneNetwork, 1551 E. Fabyan Parkway, Geneva, IL  60134
Room: DayOne conference room
The seminar is being conducted by the Illinois Association of Microboards and Collectives.

Saturday, February 21, 2015
DayOneNetwork 2015 Gala & Auction
Q Center, St. Charles, IL.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Gala & Auction. Tickets are $125 per person, or $1,000 for a table of 10. It is a fun night filled with cocktails, appetizers, dinner and dancing. It will be held on February 21, 2015 at Q Center in St Charles, IL. There are numerous auction items to choose from ranging from computers, tvs, spa packages, and trips to tropical locations. If you cannot attend, please consider a donation or joining the Gala committee. Click Here to Buy Ticket(s) or Sponsor Event $125 per person or $1,000 per table of 10; Mystery Gift Raffle Ticket for $10 or 6 for $50. For more information, please call Steve Taylor, 630-482-7608.

Workshop Calendar

If you wish to attend a session please notify me via e-mail: gbridger@dayonenetwork.org. (Unless it indicates that you must sign up at the EI training site.)

 If you sign-up for a workshop and find that you cannot attend, please notify Gayle Bridger via phone (630-482-7631) or by e-mail or EI Training if applicable.  Thanks, Gayle


Date: 3/3/14
Contact: Stephen Taylor

Geneva: DayOneNetwork was recently notified of an award from The Community Foundation of Fox River Valley in Aurora. The Foundation's generous grant will assist DayOne in their Document Imagining and Content Managing System Project. Stephen Taylor, Executive Director of DayOneNetwork said, "We are so fortunate to have a foundation such as The Community Foundation of Fox River Valley in our service area that understands the critical needs of this project in order for our organization to continue to run smoothly and provide the most efficient services to our clients and their families." The Foundation is a publicly supported community trust whose funds come from an accumulation of many charitable gifts contributed over the years by civic minded donors and are carefully distributed to various not-for-profit organizations which serve the people of the greater Fox Valley area

DayOneNetwork is a not-for-profit; community-based agency located in Geneva providing service coordination and advocacy services to children and adults with developmental delays and/or disabilities and their families. Persons residing in Kane and Kendall Counties and Hanover Township of Cook County are eligible for our services at no cost to the individual. DayOne and its programs serve as the front-door to the service delivery system and "guide those we serve and their families through the maze of community services to access needed supports and services."

For further information on the Community Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.  For further information on DayOneNetwork, visit www.dayonenetwork.org.

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Grant

Many thanks go to the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley for their recent grant of $20,000 to DayOne Network.  This grant will allow us to begin work on a document imaging and content management system that will help modernize our extension file system.  Gordon Flesch Company of Geneva has been awarded the project after an extensive six month competitive bidding process that included many meetings with four potential providers and a wide variety of solution offerings.  The significant challenge that this grant will help us address along with other monies is converting our 1.25 million individual documents into a usable and searchable database that is Federal and State law compliant, HIPAA compliant, quickly accessible yet secure, saves space and time, and provides for accurate single time data entry for multiple fields. 

Currently, a large storage room that is 30 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 15 feet tall is filled from wall to wall and from floor to ceiling with banker boxes full of documents along with a former conference room that has now been converted into data storage because of the continuing accumulation of new files.  Before starting this plan, DayOne was accumulating about five new banker boxes of new data and only being able to process about one and a half boxes per month. 

Because of this funding from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley, DayOne can begin the process of converting a significant capital problem into a solution for now and into the foreseeable future.  Staff will be able to enter data once rather than 37 separate times, ensuring accuracy as well as a large time savings, be able to retrieve data quicker and electronically, and over time reduce the number of banker boxes in storage keeping only those items on paper that are essentially required.  The solution will also be searchable and retrievable with secure access to be able to find data. 

This change in systems will allow our Service Coordinators more time to be able to spend with clients in caring out their human service duties and less time as clerical data entry workers.  The difference will be large and positive for the clients with developmental disabilities whom we serve as well as their families.  Thank you, Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley!

For further information on the Community Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.  For further information on DayOneNetwork, visit www.dayonenetwork.org.


The 2nd Thursday of the month from 9:00 - 11:00am:

1551 E. Fabyan Parkway
Geneva, IL 60134

Advocates is a not-for-profit grassroots organization comprised of parents, families, consumers and interested professionals on behalf of persons with disabilities.

For more information, contact Gina Richter, President of Advocates Network, at 630-377-8344


1st Friday of each month at 8:30am

Mercy Center in Aurora
325 N. Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL 60506


3rd Friday of each month at 8:30am

Waubonsee Community College
4 S.783 Rt# 47
Sugar Grove, IL