At EP!C we enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
EP!C envisions a world where people with developmental disabilities are inspired, respected, engaged in community life, and empowered to achieve their personal best. EP!C envisions a world where families, guardians, and advocates have the knowledge, resources, and support they need to provide the best life for their loved ones with disabilities.
We have been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families since 1950 and continue to offer the highest standard of support and care. EP!C is committed to helping individuals with disabilities at all levels to achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest. We offer a range of programs and services to provide EP!C individuals with the educational, residential, employment, and care taking resources they need. By empowering our participants to live their best life, we enrich their lives, the lives of their family members, and larger Central and Southern Illinois communities.
Educational Services: EP!C offers several different types of education at varying levels. Participants have the opportunity to engage in sensory learning, adult life skills education, work skill acquisition, gardening, and computer activities. We also offer unique extracurricular activities and clubs, including art, dance, fitness, radio, volunteer, cooking, music, and more.
Community Living Services: Participants have multiple accommodation options with EP!C. They may choose to live in group homes of varying sizes with around-the-clock care, be more independent in an apartment setting, or be matched with a host family.
Employment Services: EP!C offers a variety of employment opportunities through community and organizational employment to meet the abilities and needs of our participants. We also provide job and work skills training in preparation for employment, continuing job coaching during employment as needed.