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Morning Opps is a new Opportunity Knock’s program, launched in 2012, providing activities for the students in Oak Park River Forest High School’s TEAM (Transitional Education with Access to the Mainstream) classrooms. Morning Opps is offered on late arrival Wednesdays throughout the school year when the OPRF faculty and staff participate in professional development training.

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Presently, The Life Shop is limited to serving 10 participants. In the near future, we hope to expand the program to be able to serve more individuals. The Life Shop strives to maximize opportunities for the older than 22 adult with developmental disabilities. The program is focused on the Warrior in three phases: health & wellness, improving life skills and community integration.

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After Opps is an after school/after work program that offers social and recreational activities. Opportunity Knocks holds 4 After Opps program seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) consisting of one 5-week session and one following 4-week session per season. Opportunity Knocks aims to stimulate the interest of various leisurely activities, participation within the community, and the continued engagement of these activities outside of programs.


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Summer 2014 Registration BrochureAfter Opps Summer Session 1 Registration Now Available

What does After Opps have in store for the first summer session? Pool Party, Fabric Fun, Gardening, Ettiquette 101, Bikes and Trikes, A Bug’a Life, Backyard Games, License to Grill and Photography, have all made it on the schedule of activities. Download the Summer 2014 After Opps Registration Brochure or register online.

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Follow the progress of Life Shop, Opportunity Knock’s new day program, that just celebrated its first year! From Warrior-planned outings and volunteering in the community to health and wellness activities—you’ll find it here!

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Warrior Spotlight: Joe Hines

Each session, we will put the spotlight on one of our Warriors who has best exemplified the Warrior 5-Point Code. The five point code is a set of expectations that we have for our Warriors throughout our programs. Those five points are safety, leadership, communication, teamwork, and respect. Click to learn more about what an incredible role model Joe is!

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Our Warriors Got Talent group went to Salvation Army in Oak Park to pick out some stage outfits for our upcoming OK 5-Year Anniversary Party! #sofreshsoclean #thriftshopswag #5YearsofOK ... See MoreSee Less

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Felicia CookOh man! Wish I could've been there. I love thrift shopping!2 days ago

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We posted this video last week, but had some issues with the audio track, so here it is again in case y'all missed it. Shots from our new GoPro camera during the 2nd Annual Chilly Dash! Big shoutout and thanks to our friends at Harmonica Dunn and the very talented Chicago soul band The O'My's for the audio track: "Chicago" by the O'My's featuring Kevin Coval ... See MoreSee Less

We busted out our new GoPro camera for the 2nd Annual Chilly Dash! Check out some shots of our group fun run through Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park. The…

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Kim Meares SurprenantI seriously love this song! Can I download it on iTunes? Jack and I were jamming to the FB post this morning;)2 days ago   ·  2

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Check out last night's episode of the “You and the Law” program, “Legal & Social Resources for Persons with Developmental Disabilities” featuring OK President Phil Carmody, OK Auxiliary Board Member Michael Alkaraki, and OK supporter Tom Clark. These fine gents had a great discussion about some important topics for the developmental disabilities community. ... See MoreSee Less

Legal and Social Resources for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. This program explores common legal and social issues faced by the developmentally disabled…

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Bridget NortonEquip for Equality is a legal organization whose sole practice and mission is to advocate for people with developmental disabilities. Truly a wonderful organization with incomparable expertise.5 days ago

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"Today we did Cooking 101 with Joe. We made pork tenderloin with apples. We used knives, cutting board, and the stove. I had fun and it was good!" Social Media Warrior Max ... See MoreSee Less

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greenline wheelsSo when do we eat?5 days ago   ·  2
Janet Arey WrightHow fun!!!5 days ago   ·  2
Kim Meares SurprenantLet me tell you, it was delicious!5 days ago   ·  3
Kim Meares SurprenantLook at Johnno and his made cutting skills!!2 days ago

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Happy MLK Day everybody! Here's a little dose of inspiration for you today: a video recorded in our Morning Opps program with our friends at OPRF Best Buddies. This tribute aired at the OPRF MLK Day Assembly on Friday. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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The “You and the Law” program, “Legal & Social Resources for Persons with Developmental Disabilities,” will air on CAN TV Channel 21 on January 19 at 10 pm. Tune in and watch OK President Phil Carmody talk about the Knocks and get some legal information from Thomas H. Clark pertaining to people with DD. ... See MoreSee Less

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Life Shop had our first week of beginner, intermediate, and advanced cooking classes with OK Culinary Director Joe Hart this week! We prepared some tasty batches of homemade salsa! Thanks Joe! ... See MoreSee Less

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