THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANN M. KILEY CENTER; Congressional Record Vol. 146, No. 29
(Extensions of Remarks - March 15, 2000)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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            THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ANN M. KILEY CENTER

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                        HON. JOHN EDWARD PORTER

                              of illinois

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, March 15, 2000

  Mr. PORTER. Mr. Speaker, on the north end of my district lies a haven 
of hope called the Ann M. Kiley Center, where people with development 
disabilities can turn for training, guidance and a place to call home.
  On April 4, 2000, the center will celebrate its 25th anniversary. 
Built in 1975 on 37 acres in Waukegan, IL, the facility consists of 48 
single-story, four-bedroom homes. Residents range in age from 20 to 85, 
with an average age of 39.
  Most individuals living at the Kiley Center function below the 
moderate level of retardation. The primary purpose of Kiley Center is 
to provide residential services, training and health services. Services 
focus on addressing basic needs, which enable an individual to function 
more independently in activities of daily living and in more advanced 
behaviors and skills needed to succeed in social, work, and leisure 
pursuits.
  The mission of Kiley Center is to enable individuals to develop and 
achieve their personal goals. Is ultimate goal, whenever feasible, is 
to prepare for and return individuals to live in the community.
  Mr. Speaker, how fortunate my district is to have a place where 
people with developmental disabilities can live in dignity as they 
strive to develop to their fullest potential. I congratulate the Ann M. 
Kiley Center for all the victories it has achieved in the past quarter 
century and invite my colleagues to join me as I wish this institution 
great success in providing many more years of quality service to the 
community.

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