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Enroll Now for Ignite Plus Winter 2017!

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Ignite is back! The Winter Session will run from January to March 2017 at locations in Chicago and Mt. Prospect.

Active Living: Body & Brain Yoga
Mt. Prospect, Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm, $85

This course will focus on energy circulation, relaxation and stress-relief exercises. Students will learn and practice simple techniques to reduce stress and gain energy. Physical accommodations will be made for the stretching, and no previous yoga experience is required. The course will be run by a Certified Instructor from Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi.

Life Skills: Baking from ScratchLincoln Square, Chicago, Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30pm, $85

This course will engage the students in baking a variety of recipes, from snacks and appetizers to dinners and desserts, all from scratch. The students will follow step-by-step visual instructions, to practice measuring, pouring and mixing ingredients, using kitchen appliances and baking. Dietary and nutritional restrictions will be taken into consideration.

Please see the Ignite Winter Flyer for full details. For more information or to enroll contact Maggie Davidson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-789-7155 ext. 294.

Spark Your Passion for Learning and Fun!
Ignite is a series of late afternoon classes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Classes are small so instructors can focus on responding to everyone's needs and adapt their teaching strategies to fit each person. Each class has a different topic or theme and builds useful skills for community life. Past classes include:

• Active Living: Yoga
• Skills for Life: Cooking & the Kitchen
• Life Strategies: Goal Attainment
• Visibility Arts: Drawing Techniques

Ignite classes run in 12-week sessions four times a year in the spring, summer, fall and winter. Classes are 90 minutes in length and run once a week at locations in Mt. Prospect, Lincoln Square, Chicago and Evanston.

Enjoy A Social, Friendly Atmosphere!
"One of the best things about Ignite is seeing the great socialization happening before class. Everyone gathers for a snack and to talk. Some people have been friends for years and some are just getting to know each other. Either way, Ignite gives them a chance to bond and form friendships." – Maggie Davidson, Community Life Coordinator