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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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The Giving Tuesday totals are in!

Total Number of Donors: 176
Total New Donors: 81
Total Amount from Individual GT Donations: $30,516
Total Matching Gifts: $32,960.00
Total Giving Tuesday Donations: $63,691.01
What a great team effort! Thank you for your support!

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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Check out some highlights from our 2015 Chili Cook-Off including the chili tasting, chili judging, contest winners, NFL playoff drama, speeches, and the infamous OK Doughnut Challenge (which begins at about the 4-minute mark)! Big shoutout to Chicago musicians Breezy Rodio & the Cooler's for the audio track "Strange Situation." You may have heard Breezy and the band jamming out at this year's OK BBQ Block Party and OK Classic. If you dig the grooves, don't miss Breezy Rodio CD Release Party February 6th at Buddy Guy's Legends! ... See MoreSee Less

Check out some highlights from our 2015 Chili Cook-Off including the chili tasting, chili judging, contest winners, NFL playoff drama, speeches, and the infamous…

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"Today for fitness, I went on the bike and then did races with our new equipment. We got sand-weights, rings, and hurdles! I like working out in the Life Shop, it's fun!" Social Media Warrior Johno ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out this slow motion action shot of Jack Butler bowling in our Indoor Sports program tonight! Taken by Social Media Advisor Jarvis Hart. ... See MoreSee Less

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DJ Pink is ready to work the 1's and 2's at the OK 5 Year Anniversary Party on Feb 13th. #yesyesyall ... See MoreSee Less

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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!5 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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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. vimeo.com/116347826 ... 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.1 week ago

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