Monarch Services offer five flexible programs that meet people—and especially young adults—where they are during times of transition. Monarch Academy, Monarch II, Life Coaching, Monarch Club and Monarch Zoom are all person-centered services designed to promote lifelong learning.
Monarch Academy provides opportunities for people to explore their interests, develop social skills, prepare for jobs, and connect with their community through authentic and meaningful experiences as community members. Monarch Academy uses the community as the classroom. People who attend Monarch Academy enjoy a varied schedule that fosters hands-on learning through volunteerism, self-advocacy, and recreation. Monarch Academy operates weekly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our locations in Burr Ridge, Naperville, and Western Springs. Transportation is available for those who qualify. Monarch Academy is a private pay service.
Monarch II provides a highly structured and routine curriculum for people on the Autism spectrum, including individualized schedules, movement, sensory, and community experiences. Ray Graham Association team members integrate sensory experiences, communication enhancement, social interaction, and visual support to meet each person’s individual needs. Monarch II is available on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Burr Ridge and Naperville. Transportation is available for those who qualify.
Monarch Zoom is a virtual experience that helps people make new friends from the safety and comfort of their home and is geared towards reducing social isolation while fostering strong and meaningful human bonds. Ray Graham Association team members lead weekly check-ins to foster emotional growth, “how-to” demonstrations to develop skills, interactive games to strengthen social skills, and virtual trips to learn new things. Monarch Zoom is available virtually on weekdays.
Monarch Club is an after school social club that is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at our Westerns Springs location. It is a private pay service. Members of the Monarch Club can expect to
- Explore the community in adventurous outings
- Receive guidance for homework from team members
- Enjoy recreation opportunities like movies and video games
- Work on volunteer projects
- Be creative in themed art projects
- Spend time with friends in a social environment
Life Coaching identifies and builds on skills that help people live more independent lives. These services are customized for each individual and offered one-on-one, either at home and in the community. If this sounds like a good fit for you or your loved one, you can use home-based services funding for life coaching services.
We’re happy to answer your questions! Email the Kristen Garcia or call 630-620-2222.