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A National Disability Employment Awareness Month Like No Other: Employment Services During A Pandemic

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Each October, NDEAM celebrates workers with disabilities and employers who are smashing stereotypes about the abilities and misconceptions of hiring and retaining people with disabilities.

This year marks not only the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities…

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Interview with Allan Bergman in Celebration of ADA30

Courtesy of ADA National Network (adata.org)

We continue to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark civil rights law that protects people with disabilities against discrimination and gives them equal rights in all aspects of life. We had the honor…

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How to Job Hunt with a Disability During a Pandemic

By Mary Dale Walters, Guest Blogger

Courtesy of brightview.com

Finding a job right now is difficult enough, but when you have a disability, it can seem insurmountable. In May 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 17.9%, and for…

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Ask Adrian Anything – About Employment

Welcome back to another installment of “Ask Adrian Anything.”  This series gives our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with Adrian, a No Boundaries participant, about his experiences in the workplace, living independently and out in the community. In light of last month’s National Disability Employment Awareness…

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Disability Employment in the News for NDEAM!

We are excited to share that Search, the parent company of JJ’s List, has been featured twice in the news this October for NDEAM (National Disability Employment Awareness Month)!

Search CEO Beth Valukas was interviewed on the The Wintrust Business Lunch with Steve Bertrand on WGN…

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Two Jobs and a Full Life: A Q&A with Matt

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). In honor of NDEAM, we wanted to highlight the success of Matthew LaChapelle, a former No Boundaries participant. Matthew has had success with employment and is a great example of what someone with a disability can do. …

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PAC Makes a Difference in the Lives of People with Disabilities

We recently sat down for a Q&A with Jackie Alfirevic, Production Coordinator at Search, Inc. to find out more about Planet Access Company!

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Q: What is PAC?

Jackie: Planet Access Company (PAC), a social enterprise of Search, Inc, is a third party logistics warehouse and vocational…

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ADA 25 Advancing Leadership – a Q&A with Fellow Molly Wiesman

Mentor Melissa Reishus and Molly Wiesman, 2019 Fellow

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is the legacy project of ADA 25 Chicago, a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The mission of ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is to increase civic engagement and…

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Q&A with Search’s Community Employment Team

At JJslist.com and No Boundaries, we interface with the Search Career Services team quite a bit. We love what they have done for many of our participants and wanted to share their story with our readers. Below is a Q&A with our small, but mighty,…

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FAQs About Illinois ABLE Accounts

By JJ Hanley, Director, IL ABLE

Since the “Achieving a Better Life Experience” ABLE program launched in Illinois two years ago, people with disabilities have saved more than $4.5 million in their Illinois ABLE accounts for disability-related expenses.

With ABLE accounts, individuals with disabilities and their families…

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