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Spotlight on Alana K.

Last month was Autism Awareness Month. To help mark the event, JJ’s List sat down to talk with No Boundaries participant, Alana K. We are grateful for her willingness to share her story, insight, and advice with our readers.

Tell me about yourself:

Alana at No Boundaries

My…

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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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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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Is Your Company Ready to Include Disability In Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts?

If one good thing came out of 2020, it was the elevation of discussions in the media on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Last year’s health, financial and racial injustice crises knocked down barriers and highlighted many issues that have been ignored for too long….

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Search Announces Launch of NeurodiVERSED: A Neurodiversity Awareness Initiative

Search is excited to announce the launch of NeurodiVERSED, a new self-advocate driven awareness initiative. NeurodiVERSED, an Evanston Cultural Grant Fund project, was born from the need to create a platform for individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions to share their voices and further…

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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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Q&A with Career Employment Services Participant Laura

Laura participates in Search’s Career Services Community Employment program (CES). CES supports individuals who are interested in seeking competitive employment in the community to find and keep a job. CES Employment Specialists support individuals through every step of their job search. After an individual is…

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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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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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