Author Archives: Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center

PFLC Summer Gala, Amazon Prime Day

Hello PFLC Friends!

The PFLC sponsored Summer Gala on June 3rd was a success!  We had the greatest turnout of Ludeman Residents, Parents, Siblings, Friends, and Staff.

Thank you to all who have donated to make the day so enjoyable for everyone.   Click on this link to view the photos:   2017 Summer Gala

Are you an Amazon Shopper?  Starting this evening, Amazon Prime Day begins.  Amazon promises to offer some great shopping deals, so get ready to shop for the holidays (beat the crowds) or indulge in that special gift for yourself!

Be sure to click on the Amazon Smile link below to support our organization during your shopping experience.  Amazon donates a small percentage of your purchase to PFLC.  This is an easy way to support PFLC.  Happy Shopping!

Click on the link to support PFLC:      Amazon Smile

Amazon Prime Day

Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center Board




Ludeman Athletes Special Olympics

Dear Parents & Friends,

A friendly reminder regarding the Region 7 Special Olympics tomorrow.

Come out and support our athletes!

The 2017 Special Olympic Spring Area Game will take place on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at Richards High School, 10601 S. Central, Oak Lawn. 

We have approximately 100 individuals attending the event. 

There will be an opening ceremony at 9:00am and the sport events will start at 10:00am to 2:00pm.  If you would like to come cheer, support, and help with the individuals with their sport events, we will greatly appreciate it. 

Please look for us at the Ludeman tent.

See you there!

Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center

PFLC Is Off To A Great Start in 2017

Hello PFLC Parents & Friends,

Well, 2017 is off to a great start.  We sponsored a Spring Fling 2017 Banquet and Dance at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park on March 16th.  A great time was had by all!  Be sure to visit the website for more details and photos!  Click on the link:  Spring Fling 2017

PLFC sponsored a Spring DJ dance in the gym on April 9th.  The DJ played songs that all the individuals knew and enjoyed.  That gym was really rockin’ that afternoon!

Be sure to ‘save the date’ for this coming Sunday, April 30th.  It’s our Spring General Meeting (details below).  This is your opportunity to hear ‘what’s new and improved’ from the Administration, as well as an update from Parents & Friends of individuals living at Ludeman.

Mark your calendars, and we hope to see you Sunday!

Please make a note that the Special Olympic Area 7 Spring Game is taking place on May 6th, 2017, at Richards High School located at 10601 S. Central, Oak Lawn (not Thornwood high school).  The opening ceremony will be at 9am.  Lunch is provided to families and friends of participating individuals.  Free parking is marked and available on the school campus.

More events sponsored by PFLC, thanks to your generous donations (and Amazon Smile)!

2017 Events List

Thank you,

Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center






Legal Guardianship News

Dear PFLC Members,

It has come to our attention that Illinois House of Representative William Davis, (District 30, Hazel Crest) is sponsoring a bill, HB2665, which could potentially impact the Guardianship Rights you might hold for your intellectually/developmentally disabled family member.

This bill targets family and private guardians of persons like our residents at Ludeman.
It is proposing that the Office of State Guardianship (OSG) develop training and requirements, yet to be determined, that you would need to complete in order to maintain your legal guardianship.

We believe the intent of HB2665 is to add one more barrier and diminish your right as a legal guardian to make decisions for the person/family member you represent.  The OSG current caseload is more of a ‘rubber stamp’ office that does not have the capacity to even visit the people they represent, let alone develop training and establish requirements.  HB2665 also oversteps the Illinois Court decisions that already determine that a person is qualified to be an individual’s legal guardian.

On March 8th, a hearing is currently scheduled for HB2665 before the Judiciary Civil Committee. If you are planning to attend the hearing, be aware that hearings are sometimes postponed.  We will update the PFLC website if we receive information regarding a change of hearing date.  Meanwhile, continue to fill out Witness Slips and contact your legislator by letter, call or fax.

Here is where we need your help –
Go to the link below and fill out a Witness Slip.  Be sure to click on ‘Opponent’.
If you plan on attending, click ‘Oral’.  If not, click on ‘Record Of Appearance Only’.

Hearing Location Information:
Judiciary – Civil Committee Hearing Mar 8 2017 8:00AM Stratton Building Room C-1 Springfield, IL

Write, Call, or Fax your opposition letter to your State Representative. You can find out your Representative information by clicking on the link:

Thank you!

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Board Members

Spring Fling and Tribune Articles

The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center has re-imagined the Annual Holiday Dinner Dance for Ludeman residents that was canceled in December, 2016!


Spring Fling Dinner Dance
Silver Lake Country Club

14700 S. 82nd Ave.

Orland Park, IL 60462

For Ludeman Center Residents
Thursday, March 16, 2017


Parents and Friends are Welcome to Attend.  Tickets are $16.00 each for a family style dinner and dancing with the Ludeman residents.

Contact the Ludeman Activity Department for reservations and advance payment at


Thanks to our generous donors, this event is sponsored by

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center


Chicago Tribune – Watchdog Series

Illinois hides abuse and neglect of adults with disabilities

By Michael J. Berens and Patricia Callahan

Click on the link below to read the full 3-Part Series as well as the Impact and Updates

Suffering In Secret

We’ll all want to read this series.  Share it with others, add to the comment line on the online article, and contact legislators with our concerns.  This is a story we’ve waited a long time for.


Hurry Spring!

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center

Ludeman Holiday Dance Party Tomorrow!

Dear Parents & Friends,

The weather won’t stop us from hosting a Holiday Dance Party for the Ludeman Residents!
Parents & Friends are encouraged to join the party.
Here’s the details, and we hope to see you tomorrow evening!


Happy Holidays to all, and thank you for supporting our organization.
We can sponsor these great events with the help of the Ludeman Staff and the PFLC Elves.

Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center


Hello Parents and Friends,

A decision has been made to postpone the 6th Annual Christmas Party for the Ludeman residents at Silver Lakes Country Club on December 14th.  Because of the extreme cold that is predicted for Wednesday evening, it was the appropriate decision made by the Ludeman Administration and supported by the Parents and Friends to postpone this great event.

A new date will be announced when weather conditions improve.
Keep checking in on our website for an update.

Thank you,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center