1530 Lincoln Avenue


Welcome to the CCAR Industries website!  CCAR Industries is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded by a local parents’ group in 1969.  Our mission is to provide community-based services and supports that enhance the quality of life of East Central Illinois citizens with intellectual disabilities and/or other functional limitations throughout their lifespan.  Our team is dedicated to providing high quality, individualized services to program consumers and their families.

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On February 9th, newly elected State Representative Reginald “Reggie” Phillips (110th House District) toured CCAR’s program locations. Lyla McGuire (Executive Director), Heidi Logue (Developmental Training Director), and Roy Cuppy (Plant Manager) explained the various day program work activities at the Manufacturing Plant and Recycling Program. Alice Shonk (Assistant Executive Director) showed Representative Phillips the agency-owned, Community Integrated Living Arrangement  homes. While touring the day programs, Representative Phillips stopped to answer questions from program consumers and even took a break from the tour to allow a consumer to take a “selfie”.  Above are a few photos from his visit to our day programs.


Above are a few photos from the Developmental Training Program’s Valentine’s Day dance that was held on February 13th.  Our day program consumers and staff love parties, especially when there’s music and dancing!  Natalie (pictured below) is a writer for our newsletter.  She plans to write an article about the party for our E-Publication page.  Stay tuned for details…


With winter storms hitting our area, program consumers and parents have asked where they can go to learn about program closings and/or morning bus route information.  Never fear!  That information is just a few keystrokes away.  You can visit our Google Calendar on your computer or mobile device to get the most accurate and up-to-date information.  In addition, our calendar lists information about holiday closings and program activities.


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