Workshop Calendar

If you wish to attend a session please notify me via e-mail: [email protected]. (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


City of Aurora Quality of Life Grant

Thanks to the City of Aurora Quality of Life Grant, DayOne Network is offering a unique opportunity with our Transportation Assistance Program. The Transportation Assistance for Developmentally Disabled Workers is for adults, 18 years old and over, who are affected by Autism, Cerebral Palsy, hearing/vision loss or other developmental disability. DayOne clients eligible to participate in the program shall be City of Aurora residents, who have a paid job in the community through a sheltered workshop environment.

If you or someone you know may be eligible to participate in our program, please call Ali Paulson at 630-482-7614 for more information.

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 630-208-1281


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