STREATOR, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is recognizing Streator Unlimited, Inc., a local social service agency, and local students for their work to tackle modern problems with new learning technologies by designing a video game to help reinforce positive habits for people with epilepsy.
“Streator Unlimited has been doing great work in the Illinois Valley for over half a century,” said Yednock. “It’s encouraging to see college students today apply what they’re learning to bridge a tangible gap in the real world today. People with epilepsy need unique and safe ways of learning, and I’m happy to see volunteers from Illinois State University step up to help them in this creative way.”
Streator Unlimited originated in 1965 and is funded to provide services by the Illinois Department of Human Services, the LaSalle County Mental Health Board, subcontract work, the Streator Area United Way, and donations/fundraisers. The group is committed to enriching the lives of adults with disabilities by teaching skills that will enable them to reach their fullest potential, live as independently as possible, and become integrated into the community. Yednock passed House Resolution 282 recognizing the work by Streator Unlimited and local students, which was adopted in the Illinois House of Representatives.
“Streator Unlimited appreciates ISU’s ongoing commitment to community service which in 2020 earned the Elective Classification for Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning,” said Streator Unlimited Executive Director John Mallaney. “The School of Information Technology’s collaboration with Streator Unlimited, Inc. to create a video game to reinforce positive self-care habits for people with epilepsy is an outstanding example of your commitment of service to the people of Illinois.”