On January 17th, Representative David S. Olsen toured Joliet’s Center for Disability Services, which serves Will County and the surrounding areas in Kankakee, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Ford and Iroquois Counties. The organization, founded in 1955, is dedicated to advancing the independence of people with a variety of disabilities. Over time the center’s services have expended to the point where today the center offers a wide range of services for individuals and families impacted by intellectual disabilities, epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, autism and other developmental disabilities. The center’s dedicated staff offers a Melvin J. Larson Education Center, a family support program, a respite care program and adult services, which include developmental training and residential services. The center is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Olsen is shown in the photo with Director Sue Knaperek.