We see a future where every person with a developmental disability is an equal, valued, and contributing member of the community. Your support provides opportunities for the hundreds of members who come to CEL to learn new skills, connect to the community and have fun through meaningful experiences and relationships. Through the generous financial gifts of people like you, our members’ lives are impacted, as well as their friends, families, loved ones, and communities.



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townships served across 3 counties

In the Words of Our Members


“I’m really glad I found CEL. For me it’s a place to grow and learn.”

Because of you, Becky has taken great strides at CEL – giving speeches, volunteering in the community and is more independent than ever. Your support ensures that Becky continues on her successful journey with opportunities to learn, grow and achieve her goals.


“I don’t want to miss anything at CEL. It feels so good to be here.”

Due to the gifts of generous donors and financial partners, James’ world has expanded with new friends, learning opportunities and meaningful experiences.


“CEL has provided the many opportunities that I always wanted for Billy, but never imagined to be possible.” – Barb, Billy’s Mom

Billy now has the opportunities to reach new heights, which he and his family never thought possible. Your generous financial gifts provide Billy with the skills to reinforce his strengths and give him more opportunities to stretch and grow.

Join Us in Impacting Lives

We see a future where people with developmental disabilities have no barriers and no limits placed on living their fullest and richest lives. You help make that vision become a reality. Your impact will be felt for years to come!