Marklund is a nonprofit organization that serves infants, children, teens and adults with serious and profound developmental disabilities and special healthcare needs. With two locations in Geneva and Bloomingdale, Illinois, it is currently home to nearly 120 clients. It is a Day School for children with special needs, and a Life Skills training academy for children through young adults diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum.
It is a skilled nursing unit for medically fragile children, and a developmental training center for adults who need extra assistance in managing their disabilities.
At Marklund, everything we do begins with caring for each and every child or adult as a member of our own family. Many of our clients are non-ambulatory and have severe cognitive deficits due to genetic disorders, complications during pregnancy and delivery, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or drug abuse during pregnancy. Others acquired disabilities during infancy or childhood through tragic but common accidents involving cars, bicycles, skateboards, swimming pools, garage doors and guns. Many have complex medical problems that require 24-hour skilled nursing care.