ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Naturally Gifted is designed to offer vocational enrichment and hands-on skills training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants follow a twelve-week curriculum that integrates classroom learning, hands-on skill development, and community job shadowing.
Classroom learning objectives include developing interpersonal skills, appropriate work behavior and relationships, gaining confidence and independence in relation to employment, resume writing, and interview skills.
The highlight of the program is the storefront where participants receive experience in:
- Making products (all are natural, organic, and made with therapeutic-grade essential oils)
- Running the store
- Sorting and stocking inventory
- Customer service
Participants will also learn computer skills, laundry, janitorial, stocking, bagging, clerical, and customer service.
Job shadowing in the community is designed to offer participants a visual learning experience in which they can learn about a variety of jobs and the skills required to be successful, in addition to community integration.
WHERE TO FIND US
6500 Northwest Highway, Suite 2B, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
UPCOMING NATURALLY GIFTED EVENTS
Get the chance to purchase Naturally Gifted products at The Dole Farmer’s Market on the following dates (all Sunday’s)- December 5, December 19, February 27, March 27, and April 24. Naturally Gifted will be there from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. each day. The market is at The Dole, 401 Country Club Rd in Crystal Lake.