The JJs List Blog

How Much Can You Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

By: Rachel Gaffney, Outreach Specialist, Disability Benefits Center

Did you realize that it’s still possible to work while receiving Social Security disability benefits? If you or someone you love would like to return to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes it possible for people of…

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Benefitting from ABLE

Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer, and Guest Blogger Bill Sitter

A Guest Blog by Bill Sitter

The ABLE Act, also known as the Achieving Better Life Experience Act, is probably the most important piece of legislation regarding people with disabilities since the Americans with Disabilities Act. ABLE

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Happy Birthday to ComEd Energy Force!

Search, Inc., recently joined ComEd’s President and CEO, Anne Pramaggiore, along with many local and State leaders to celebrate the 5th Birthday of the ComEd Energy Force Program.  Many of you already know that Illinois is now an “Employment First State.”  That means that if you…

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No Boundaries Creates Best Practice Model for ComEd Energy Force

If you haven’t heard yet that Illinois is an Employment First State, then please allow us to be the first to tell you:  If you are an adult with a developmental or intellectual disability in Illinois, then the first goal of any state-funded services you…

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Farewell Laurie, Greetings Tricia!

No Boundaries – Train for Life, Train for Work prides itself on bringing a diverse and knowledgeable group of Trainers to help participants learn the skills that they need or want in order to be successful in the workplace, and in the world, after school…

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No Boundaries Participants Knock It Out of the Park!

We are proud to announce that two of our No Boundaries participants secured competitive employment in their fields of interest! Both individuals have been working diligently to build their skills during the spring No Boundaries session.

Our Evanston-based office is a bustling center of activity with…

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

You 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 good fit for the position.

Don’t hang up the phone!  You may…

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Veterans Invited and Included!

A direct line of communication between veterans with disabilities and businesses that have so much potential to change their lives by simply being inclusive and accessible to them is critical to the ability of vets to successfully reintegrate into civilian life as consumers and as…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the first installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided…

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How To Analyze Job Postings As a Person With a Disability

When looking for jobs as a person with a disability, you want to be smart and strategic about the process.  You are interviewing a business just as much as they are interviewing you! Do your research and find out what company will be a good…

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