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Workplace Accommodation is Not a One-Way Street

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and there are lots of conversations about the kind of progress that has been made in integrating individuals with disabilities into the workplace.  But there are also many conversations underway about how much work we…

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Fine at The Fine Line

Learning to fly on your own in life can be a real challenge, especially if you have a disability.  So you would think that finding a job for someone like me would be close to impossible.  Well,  you would be wrong.  I recently got a…

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What NOT to Talk About in the Workplace

 

The New Year is underway, and Erin Kelly, jjslist.com resident on-line Job Coach, says that now is a good time to review your social communication and social thinking practices in the workplace. There are some topics that should be off limits whether you have a disability or not….

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Guest Speaker Series: Working At Target

Recently, we had Sarah Goldberg, a guest speaker currently working at Target stop by No Boundaries to tell us about her experience working at the retail store as a person with a disability. She has a lot of experience working at the cash register and…

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Adrian

Internship: Key to Building Workplace Skills

I recently started an internship with Keystone Alliance, an administrative services organization that supports Search, Inc.  I was excited to get this internship with the help of the No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life program. As my first internship, I’ve learned a…

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Achieve Anything: Earn Everything You Receive

I have always believed that everything we achieve in life is well earned. Looking back on all of my most recent accomplishments, such as receiving my Associates Degree from Oakton Community College, working three part-time jobs, and independently paying a good amount of my bills,…

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Employment First Act

Employment First: The Right Thing To Do

You know what true independence is? Having a job. The Employment First Act simply states employing individuals with disabilities is the right thing to do. Finally, it is now a law in Illinois and will hopefully get everyone to understand how important it is to…

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