In the past 6 months TKEN has expanded its reach in a diverse manner as follows:
United Cerebral Palsy Association:
12/2012 Equipment donation of various wheelchairs and seating system components.
Chicago Public Schools:
1/2013 Attendance and joint presentation with Shriner's Hospital at Parent’s open house at the Wilma Rudolf School for children of special needs in Chicago.
1/2013 Reach out to Dr Stephanie Whyte, Chief Health Officer for CPS (www.cityofchicago.org )
to introduce TKEN and discuss the possibility of better serving the children of
Chicago Public Schools who have equipment needs.
University Of Illinois Chicago Hospital:
12/2012 Collaborate with Division of Services for Crippled Children caseworker servicing to provide
equipment to several clients
1/2013 Met with Lori Peculis from University of Illinois at Chicago to discuss possibility of setting up a
TKEN equipment satellite clinic at the medical center to increase referrals & recipients of TKEN services.
10/2012 Discuss collaborating with Early Intervention Programs with Child and Family Connection director Sharon Cunningham
8/2012 Met with Tony Preckwinkle President of the Cook County Board regarding collaborating with
Cook County Stroger Hospital to discuss possibility of setting up a TKEN equipment satellite
clinic at the medical center to increase referrals & recipients of TKEN services.
8/2012 Met with the Department of Pediatrics at Cook County Stroger Hospital to discuss the feasibility
of holding TKEN equipment clinics at Stroger Hospital and modeling TKEN programs in the neighborhood to increase referrals & recipients of TKEN services.
Governor Quinn: Reached to Governor Quinn on three separate occasions to
introduce TKEN and to set up a meeting with him without response.
New Elephant Resale Shop of Chicago has promised portion of proceeds to TKEN.
Elgin School District U46 – set up representation at booth at family Fair for 2/2013.
Neighborhood Parent Network 2/2013 representation table at event
Mitsubishi Chili cook-off fundraiser 2/2013.1/2013 Met with Knights of Columbus at St Philip parish in Addison to introduce TKEN and discuss