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 to maintain and succeed at employment.

The highlight of the program is the apothecary store where participants receive experience in:

  • Making products
  • 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. This also provides community integration for participants.

We are open 11:00am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday and are located at 6500 Northwest Highway, Suite 2B in Crystal Lake. Please come visit!

Questions? Contact us at  (779) 220-9954 or