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Giving Tuesday 2022 Logo Spotlight

Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity and giving back. This year’s theme at Search is centered on togetherness.

We interviewed Abby S., the Visibility Artist that designed Search’s Giving Tuesday 2022 logo! Hear from Abby:

Q: How long have you been in Visibility Arts?

A: About…

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Recognizing National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

By Sarah Meyerson, Career Services Coordinator at Search Inc.

Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins, oh my! October is flying by fast but there’s nothing scary about NDEAM! This month isn’t just about tricks and treats, it’s also when we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). 

This year’s…

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5 Year Reflection: Visiting the Willis Tower

In October 2018, Sarah, our Visibility Arts and Community Education Assistant, visited the Willis Tower. Now 5 years later, Sarah reflects on her experience.

Q: Do you have any reflections on your experience at the Willis Tower in 2018?

A: I still feel proud of what I…

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Meet Sarah Armour, Community Education Assistant!

Meet Sarah Armour! Sarah has been an anchor in on our JJ’s List team for over 10 years in her position as the JJ’s List Business Assistant. She is also a Disability Awareness Player, providing training on disability awareness to businesses and other organizations. We…

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Q&A with Keystone Alliance CEO, Greg Petersen

Search, Inc, the parent organization of JJ’s List, is part of the Keystone Alliance, a family of nonprofits with missions to support people with disabilities that work together. JJ’s List sat down with Keystone Alliance CEO, Greg Petersen, to ask him some questions about himself,…

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10 Tips for Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

By Sarah Armour, Business Assistant, JJ’s List

Courtesy of www2.illinois.gov

According to the World Health Organization, the Covid-19 pandemic that we’ve been dealing with for the past two years triggered “…a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.” Social isolation – having to isolate…

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Join Search for TRAILBLAZERS 2022: Celebrating Our Community Roots!

 

Please join Search on Thursday, June 9th from 6 – 9 pm at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614) for SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2022: Celebrating Our Community Roots!

For the first time in three years, we are thrilled to gather together in…

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Finding My Purpose

By Ashley Alcantar, Guest Blogger

I thought I was going to be at a completely different stage in my life career-wise than where I am presently, and it is frustrating. It is frustrating because I’m having a “mid-life” crisis at the age of 24 and it’s…

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10 Tips for Respecting People with Disabilities

By Ignite, Evanston

Graphic created by Ignite Participants

July is Disability Pride Month, a time for people with disabilities to celebrate who they are. It is also a time for others to learn how to become better neighbors, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances with people with disabilities whom…

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Your Story is Your Legacy: The Intersection of Disabled and Queer Identity

By: Melanie Ausbrook, Adult Learning Program Manager, Search Inc

Both neurodiversity and queerness/sexual identity are often viewed as spectrums. The Kinsey Scale places sexual identity on a continuum with no person being totally ‘straight’ or ‘gay.’ Similarly, autism is defined as a spectrum disorder with no…

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