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How Does a Job Affect Your Benefits?

 

Anton at his job at Hewn

HOW DOES A JOB AFFECT YOUR BENEFITS?

Do you receive SSI, SSDI, Medicaid or Medicare (or will you?), and do you work (or want to work?).  Then this FREE workshop is for you!  Search Inc. and No Boundaries will host Britney…

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The Benefits of a Job Coach – A Perspective from a Person with a Disability

From my own experience, I can tell you having a job coach was critical part of my personal and professional growth.  In order to demonstrate this, I will cite examples of my time at Target and my time at an internship with the Illinois State…

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Registration for Winter Session is Open!

  Keep those skills hot during the cold months and register for No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life.

No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life is an experiential on-land and on-line training program where transitioning teens through adults with disabilities build…

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6 Things You Need to Know About ABLE

JJsList.com fans know that we are always looking for new ideas that can help people with disabilities fully participate in every part of the community.  We listened to a great webinar put on by the National Disability Institute and want to share 6 basic things…

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Vote to Override Community Disability Living Wage Act Veto!

Today is the day! Support the override of the Community Disability Living Wage Act Veto!

Back in August, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the Community Disability Living Wage Act, weakening efforts to secure a living wage for employees with disabilities. However, today (November 15th), a Fall…

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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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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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Another Organization Gets Disability Awareness Trained

Last week, our Disability Awareness Players gave another successful training session at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich, IL. Everyone was actively engaged, and seemed to enjoy the experience. Here is what a few of the staff members had to say:

“Please keep your group…

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Five Fulfilling Jobs That Seniors With Disabilities Can Do From Home

For seniors with disabilities, finding suitable work can be a bit stressful. Finding a job that allows for a flexible schedule while accommodating differently-abled employees can be an overwhelming task, but there are wonderful jobs that can be done from home, offer good pay, and…

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