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RRAF TIMELINE:

1981 - Incorporated as a Not-For-Profit Illinois Corporation.  Initial activities included conferences, family camps, and other
recreational and educational programs.

1987 - We receive an initial $55,000 grant from the State of Illinois to begin providing day services to five individuals.  Training is held
in a rented classroom at the former Mary Queen of Heaven parochial school in Elmhurst, IL.  RRAF is one of the first community
agencies in the state to accept adults with autism.

1990 - Founding father, Sam Lapertosa, Sr. passes away.

1991 - Founding mother, Rosemary Lapertosa passes away.  Board and families regroup, and several emergency initiatives are
undertaken.  Son of founders is transferred to another agency able to provide residential services.  Marilyn Flanagan is promoted to
Executive Director (and later named President).  Dennis Lake joins the Board of Directors.

1992 - Programming services move to a larger, more community based site in Elmhurst, IL.  Attendance increase. Family members
across the years serve on our Board of Directors.   Roger Davis remains a member of the Board, having served since 1994.

1997 - RRAF receives its first accreditation award through CARF, the Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission.  We receive a three
year accreditation, the highest award possible.

2000 - RRAF receives a second three year accreditation award through CARF.

2001 - RRAF purchases, remodels, and moves its operations to 613 South Main Street in Lombard.  Families and friends come out in
droves to donate time and money.  Tom Flanagan joins the Board of Directors

2002 - RRAF upgrades the parking lot at 613 South Main Street. Our census continues to grow.

2003 - RRAF purchases the property next to ours at 619 South Main Street in Lombard.  This purchase enables RRAF to expand its
census even further.   RRAF receives a third three year accreditation award through CARF.

2004 - RRAF continues to expand.  We purchase a fourth van for transportation.  

2005 - RRAF takes possession of the 619 property and remodeling begins.   Our census can again grow and a fifth van is purchased.

2006 - Remodeling of the 619 building and parking lot is completed and day services can now expand across the two buildings.  
RRAF receives its fourth three year accreditation award through CARF.  Our Board is applauded for their efforts by receiving the first
ever offered "Governance Standards Applied" addendum to this accreditation.

2007 -  Dennis Lake, a Board Member and Treasurer since 1991, passes away.

2008 - For the 11th time in 12 years RRAF's Developmental Training Program receives a 100% when it is surveyed by the Department
of Human Services!

2009 - For the 12th time in 13 years RRAF's Developmental Training Program receives a 100% when it is surveyed by the Department
of Human Services.  RRAF also receives its fifth three year accreditation award through CARF.  Our Board is again applauded for their
efforts by receiving another "Governance Standards Applied" addendum to this accreditation.

2010 - For the 13th time in 14 years RRAF's Developmental Training Program receives a 100% when it is surveyed by the Department
of Human Services.

2011 - We receive a $10,000 grant from the Alfred Bersted Foundation, Bank of American, N.A. Trustee for general operating
expenses. For the 14th time in 15 years our Developmental Training program receives a 100% when it is surveyed for our annual
license.  Executive Director/President, Marilyn Flanagan, becomes a surveyor for CARF.

2012 - For the 15th time in 16 years RRAF's Developmental Training Program receives a 100% when it is surveyed by the Department
of Human Services. RRAF receives its sixth three year accreditation award through CARF.

2013 - While delegating portions of our Developmental Training licensure survey requirements in order to achieve greater successsor
planning, we are still able to achieve a 94% compliance rating.  Sally Field Mullan joins the Board of Directors.

2014 - We receive a 100% during our Developmental Training licensure survey.  During Medicaid waiver audits our Developmental
Training and Home Based Support programs both achieve a 90% rating - the first time either program was surveyed.  Marilyn
Flanagan joins the Board of Directors.

2015 - We receive a 100% during our Developmental Training licensure survey.  Sally Field Mullan is elected President; Marilyn
Flanagan assumes the role of Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations, while continuing to fulfill the role of
Executive Director.  During a surprise Bureau of Quality Management Medicaid Waiver survey for our Home Based Support program,
we are found to be in 100% compliance.

2016 - We receive a 100% during our Developmental Training licensure survey.  We also have a successful outcome during the
state's first review using the On-Site Assessment - Residential and Non-Residential HCBS Settings Validation Checklist.  RRAF
receives its seventh consecutive three-year accreditation award through CARF for its Community Integration day program.

2017 - We receive a 93% during our Developmental Training licensure survey.