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For 50 years, a Chicago program provided a lifeline for blind adults with developmental disabilities. COVID-19 led to its demise.

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Gladys Thomas ties the shoes of her son Michael in their Chicago home. They are among the families who will be affected by the closure of an adult day skills program offered by the nonprofit The Chicago Lighthouse. Michael Thomas, who is legally blind and has autism, has attended the program for more than two decades. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

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