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.


6500 Northwest Highway, Suite 2B, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Can’t come visit us during those hours? Shop online! For questions, please contact us at (779) 220-9954 or    

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