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What Makes the Holiday Season Special to Us

The holiday season is officially upon us! We asked our Ignite group to reflect on what makes the holiday season special to them. Read their responses:

What makes the holiday season special to you?

Barbara: Friends, family

Stephanie: Spending time with family and friends

Lawanda: Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes,…

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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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What Disability Pride Means to Us

July is Disability Pride Month, a time for people with disabilities to celebrate their disabilities as integral parts of who they are; raise awareness; promote inclusion and belonging; to lift up the disability community.

This year, JJ’s List is joining the greater disability community in the…

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Celebrating Juneteenth at Search

By Martina Conley, Community Life Coordinator, Search Inc

Juneteenth, aka Freedom Day, is a federal holiday commemorating the freedom of enslaved African Americans. The holiday was signed into federal law by President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is celebrated across the country with classes, picnics,…

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Building Community Connections

Visibility Artists Jimmy and John with City Elementary students

Earlier this month, our Search Inc. Visibility Arts Artists volunteered their time and talent to mentor the students at City Elementary, a private specialty school in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

City Elementary was founded by a small group…

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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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Two Visibility Artists Showing in the Visible Invisible Art Exhibition in Evanston

Evanston community leaders, Indira Freitas Johnson, Fran Joy, and Lisa Degliantoni, are curating Visibly Invisible, an art exhibition that highlights the violence that many in our community deal with on a day-to-day basis. The exhibit runs from February 4th to March 14th at Evanston’s Noyes…

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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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Three Visibility Artists Raising Their Profile

Artwork by Juan

Three of our Visibility Arts artists, John, Orman and Juan, will be among a total of 179 professional artists showing their work at an in-person Group Art Show at Evanston Art Center. Tina Zemen, Visibility Arts Manager, was instrumental in getting Search Inc….

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10 Tips for Being a Self-Advocate

 

 

Sarah in her home office

Sarah Armour, jjslist.com Business Assistant and Self-Advocate. wrote these helpful self-advocacy tips for NeurodiVERSED, a self-advocacy awareness initiative that Search is taking part in.  What a great way to celebrate Developmental Disabilities…

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