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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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ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program Celebrates 10 Years!

ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program celebrates 10th Anniversary

Search Inc was so excited to join ComEd and 27 other agencies virtually to celebrate the kick off of the 10th anniversary ofthe ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program!  Orientation for the 2021 milestone year gave us the opportunity…

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Register for Virtual No Boundaries!

With 2020 behind us, it’s time to look forward and prepare for post-pandemic life.

Start brushing up on those skills you need to find and keep a job. Learn communication and technology tips that can set you apart from other candidates.

Register for our Virtual No Boundaries…

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Ask Adrian Anything – About Creative Writing

In this installment of “Ask Adrian Anything,” JJ’s List asked Adrian about his creative writing. He is a prolific writer of poetry and fiction, some of which we post on our site. We wanted to learn how he got into writing, where he finds his…

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Staying Safe Online During The Holiday Season

Similar to everything else this year, holiday shopping and giving is moving online more than ever.

Courtesy of psu.edu

As the holiday season gets into full swing, our inboxes are filling with emails requesting donations and marketing special offers, deals and notices. While many of these emails…

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All Fine at The Fine Line

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month last month, JJ’s List wanted to hear an employer’s perspective on hiring and working with a person with a disability. Below is our short interview with the folks at The Fine Line where our very own Adrian…

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Empowering Self-Advocates Through Education, Experience and Discussion

Courtesy of hoover.org

By Jennifer Gledhill, Community Integration Coordinator, Search, Inc.

Q: How, in 2020, does a non-profit agency serving adults with intellectual disabilities conduct voter education classes without injecting any personal bias into the narrative?

Courtesy of connectionspittsburgh.com

A: By listening to the candidates’ own words, of course.

In…

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Q&A with ADA25 Fellow Brian

Brian Rohde with 2020 Fellows

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) turns 30 at the end of July. Throughout the year there will be commemorations of progress in access and inclusion. A legacy of the 25th anniversary of the ADA is the ADA 25 Advancing Leadership….

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#SearchSTRONG

By Christine Zanca, Residential Program Manager, Search Inc.

As it became evident that the state would enact a shelter in place order, Search began brainstorming ways to keep people safe. How can we limit COVID exposure for both staff and individuals served? When Search proposed a live-in model, we did…

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Thumbs Up for Our DSPs

Valy Ghiurca and Saul Reed

JJ’s List sat down – masked and socially-distanced – with two Search Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Saul Reed and Valy Ghiurca, to learn about them and hear about their experience of living-in with residents during the stay-at-home order. Below is a…

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