Melvin J. Larson, a college professor, worked with Will County Health Department to identify 35 cases of children with cerebral palsy, formed parents group.
UCP of Will County became an affiliate.
The first school for children with cerebral palsy was opened at Rehn School in Joliet, IL.
A larger facility was rented on Manhattan Road in Joliet, IL to accommodate growing attendance.
Expanded to add respite care, family support services and an adult day training program.
Moved to the Cherry Hill Joliet, IL facility.
Relocated operations to St. Mary’s Hospital temporarily.
Purchased the Reedswood School in Joliet IL, brought the school and adult day training programs under one roof.
Added an Autism room for school program.
Constructed completely wheel chair accessible playground on agency property.
Disaffiliated with United Cerebral Palsy National, became the Center for Disability Services.