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You Got a Call From a Job Coach, Now What?

Justice at HewnYou get a call from a job coach on behalf of a job applicant with a disability.   Your first thought might be that this individual can’t talk for himself so he’s obviously not a … Read More >

 
Self Advocacy

What is Self-Advocacy?

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Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.

Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It can be something as small as asking your … Read More >

 
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Art Thou Winning Us Over, Starbucks?

Starbucks, Oh ye of the venti, grande, and talls!  Are you making a genuine commitment to hiring people with disabilities?

Recently, a video went viral that showcased a young adult with autism working at a Starbucks.  The video put music to his disability and … Read More >

 
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Unexpected Behaviors At Work

When we go to work, we expect to do the job that we have been assigned to.  It is usually pretty straightforward.  Your boss gives you a list of tasks to complete and you do them.  It’s a professional environment where you know what’s going … Read More >

 
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Working As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

I am one of many adults on the Autism Spectrum.

This article is about how I picked a skill as a means for compensating for any perceived weakness in order to live a more fulfilled life.

I figured out … Read More >

 
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The Many Options Of Pace

Do you have trouble getting to where you need to go? You have a doctor’s appointment, job training or your weekly exercise class? Never worry about getting to where you need to be. Pace Suburban Bus is quick, convenient and consistent.

Fixed Route

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What Is The Difference Between Person-First and Identity-First Language?

In the world of Disability Awareness training, there are several main themes that are addressed.  Many of these themes are designed, to state the obvious, to raise awareness of the issues that individuals with disabilities face on a daily basis.  The goal is to … Read More >

 
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Missing 8-Year-Old With Autism Found At Mall

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Brooklyn Venter

The search for Brooklyn Venter, an eight year old that went missing from the playground at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie for over six hours on September 25th, highlights the difficulties of … Read More >