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By SARAH SMALL ssmall@shawmedia.com

The Lombard CILA, operated by Seguin Services in Cicero, accommodates six residents with developmental disabilities. It was dedicated as the Nakroshis Home in honor of a donation from Tony and Estelle Nakroshis that helped cover building costs. Their son, T.J. Nakroshis, has been served by Seguin for the past 26 years. A bequest by the late Dolores Nowicki, a longtime friend of Seguin Services, a grant from the Chicago Board of Trade Foundation and support from United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Chicago also helped fund the construction of the home.

disabled adults that looks like a regular single-family house but is equipped with special features inside depending on residents’ needs. The CILA Matthew Piechalak – mpiechalak@shawmedia.com is Seguin’s first in Lombard, at 708 E. Berkshire Ave., and Resident Joseph McDonald, 21, shows his foster mother, Gloria Forest, of Dolton his new bedroom during

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a housewarming party May 16 at Seguin Services’ new residential group home in Lombard. The residence, 708 E. Berkshire Ave., will house six adults with developmental disabilities.

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LOMBARD – Jared Jacobson is itching to move out of his parents’ house and into a place of his own in Lombard with a few buddies. He’s ready for independence. Jared, 25, is autistic with a mild intellectual delay, said his mother, June Jacobson. Although he’s mostly nonverbal, he communicates with his family, friends and teachers by using sign language. A resident of Elmhurst, Jared Jacobson has been approved to move into a Community Integrated Living Arrangement. It’s operated by Seguin Services, a Cicero-based organization that provides housing, programming and other services to children, adults and elders with developmental disabilities. “We just got the official word that he’s moving in,” June said. “As far as I’m concerned, the slower [the transition], the better.” A CILA is a group home for

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