Glenkirk Next Generation Services - One person instructing another


For more information about Glenkirk programs and services, or to learn how you can get services contact us and get started.
Contact Person: Barbara Adenekan, MBA, QIDP
Director, Community and Family Supports - Intake/Respite/HBS
3504 Commercial Avenue
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
Phone: 847-272-5111 ext. 716
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Next Generation Services


Next Generation is a community based program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. An alternative to traditional workshops, Next Generation provides opportunities for community integration & social connection.

Next Generation promotes volunteerism, arts and culture, education, internet literacy, health, fitness and active lifestyles. Next Generation provides a stimulating, enjoyable environment for individuals with a variety of abilities, interests and age ranges.

Core Program Goals

  • Community Integration

    Volunteer Projects, Utilizing Community Resources, Day Trips.

  • Health and Fitness

    Sports Skills, Gross and Fine Motor Development, Fitness- Individual and Group Exercise, Arts and Crafts, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Relaxation Therapy, Games.

  • Life Skills and Continuing Education

    Computer and Technology Exploration and Training, Cooking and Nutrition, Daily Living Skills, Money Handling, Problem Solving, Safety, and Productive Work Activities.

  • Socialization and Communication

    Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships, Developing Social and Interpersonal Skills, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Language and Communication.