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4 Tips on Living Alone with a Disability in Chicago

A Guest Blog by Adrian Drower

Adrian at His Job at The Fine Line

As Frank Sinatra once sang, “This is My Kind of Town.” Though I was born in Illinois, Northbrook was my kind of town for a while. Now I agree with Frank Sinatra, Chicago is…

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Apartment Hunting As a Person with a Disability

A Guest Blog by Dave Thompson

For all of my life, I had lived in Indiana.

Dave showing off his new apartment.

That is, until recently. During the span of the last several weeks, I have been in the process of moving from my longtime home in Griffith,…

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On The Job: Q&A With Anton Gadbois

A guest blog by Anton Gadbois

Q: How long have you been at Hewn?
A: I have worked at Hewn since 2015.

Q: What type of business is Hewn?
A: Hewn is a hand-forged bakery in Evanston, IL. We make pastries, bread, sandwiches and coffee.

Q: What do you do…

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Get Ready for Taste of Evanston

Mark your calendars for Taste of Evanston! This event will combine food, entertainment, and raffles to support local organizations such as No Boundaries that provide assistance to individuals who are looking for jobs. The event will be held on July 9th from 4-7 pm at…

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Kicking Off the Taste of Evanston

Matt and John with Rotarians

Recently, participants John Doetsch and Matt LaChapelle were guest speakers at a meeting of the Evanston Lighthouse Lighthouse Rotary Club (ELRC) to help kick off the Rotary’s upcoming Taste of Evanston. The July 9 event at the historic Dawes House will benefit…

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New Beginnings at No Boundaries

Tricia and Stephanie at our Evanston, IL Workplace

This week was a bittersweet one at No Boundaries, as we said goodbye to our No Boundaries Trainer Tricia Luzadder and welcomed our new Trainer Stephanie Minich.  Tricia will begin a full time position as an Employment Consultant with…

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An Amazing Box of Opportunity in 2 Minutes!

The “Power” of Change is what it’s all about in this cool video and in our partnership with ComEd through the Energy Force Program.

Two JJsList.com and No Boundaries self-advocates serve as volunteer ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors; they go out into the community and share tips…

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The Accountant (An Audit from Someone on the Spectrum)

The movie The Accountant (2016) recently premiered in theaters. The main character was Christian Wolf (Ben Affleck).

The story started off with the challenges that a child faces with being raised with autism. I myself did play with puzzles, absorb myself in limited interests, but thankfully I…

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Getting A Raise

Hewn is a bakery that specializes in delicious bread.

I love working. I love my job.

I have been working at Hewn as a dishwasher for one year. I am responsible for preparing my work station and the bread station for the head baker. I also wash…

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Need Help Finding a Job?

Do you or someone you know have a disability and would like to find a job, but don’t know how? Sign up for our No Boundaries fall session 1! No Boundaries participants learn skills that are necessary for the workplace, such as setting up an email…

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