The changing face of disablilities
As early as a generation ago, many people with disabilities lived “away” in institutions or homes, not integrated into the community and certainly not often part of the visible workforce.
Someone who never let the “disability” label stop him is Daniel Smrokowski. The Westmont native, who was diagnosed with learning disabilities and a speech disorder after being born over three months prematurely, said there are many common misconceptions people have about children and adults with special needs.
Meet Daniel and find out how he is working to change the perception of “disability.”
In the photo, Daniel and friends create the 100th episode of “Special Chronicles,“ his podcast that highlights the special needs community. Photo: Daniel Smrokowski.
Holly Days are coming
Get the complete schedule and don’t miss a single event.
Updated meeting schedule and a recycling contest
Due to positive feedback, the Village Board meetings will continue every other Thursday at 5:30pm.
Plenty to enjoy in Westmont this fall
Make the most of the season right in Westmont. Read how here.
The Library delivers
Westmont Public Library has worked hard to accommodate residents who cannot visit the library in person. If you are homebound, see how the Library can come to you.
A message from the Mayor
There’s alwasys something happening in Westmont. Mayor Gunter updates progress here.
Something for everyone at the Park District
From The Last Straw to a haunted forest find fall fun in Westmont!.
Westmont High most improved in state
Westmont High School hopes to repeat its amazing year.
Tackling human trafficking
Aubrey Benson, a 19-year-old Westmont native, will be spending three months in Thailand starting this February.