Bring the whole family for a night of dinner, prizes, raffles, auctions, and our interpretation of the Palio horse race. Join the fun!
Your support of this themed evening will help us increase the number of individuals served and keep fees reasonable for our families. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund programs.
What is a Palio?
Palio di Siena (known locally simply as Il Palio) is a medieval horse race held twice each year in Siena, Italy. Last April, a special Palio was held in Glencoe, Illinois, by Our Place of New Trier Township.
Just as in the Palio di Siena, the Our Place jockeys rode bareback, flaunting their colors and amazing the crowds with their racing prowess. With a typically American twist on the medieval tradition, Our Place allowed wagering, with fantastic prizes awarded to the lucky attendees.
Join us for the second special Il Palio di Glencoe on May 19, where the crowds will be even larger, the excitement more intense and the prizes more spectacular.
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The mission of Our Place is to support teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive, and socially connected lives in their home community.
We serve teens and adults from many communities in the north suburbs, from Skokie to Lake Forest and west to Morton Grove and Deerfield. The individuals include, but are not limited to, those with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, expressive/receptive language impairment, neurological impairment, hearing impairment, seizure disorder, visual impairment, developmental disabilities, Costello syndrome, Williams syndrome, and Lowe syndrome. Several of our participants also have serious medical challenges, including juvenile diabetes and significant food allergies.
Our primary goal is to assist every participant in developing to their highest potential. We provide a whole person program for our participants, replicating a typical life with meaningful work, continued learning, skill building, socializing and recreational activities.