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Search Inc. Celebrates Direct Support Professional Week

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the heart and soul of Search Inc. They provide the support that allows the individuals we serve to live to their fullest potential each and every day. Search celebrated our wonderful DSPs during DSP Recognition Week, held on September 12…

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To Date or Not To Date: The Third Installment in a series about online dating

HOW TO SPOT RED FLAGS & STAYING MOTIVATED 

By: Adrian Drower, Ask Adrian Blogger and No Boundaries Participant

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Safety is a big thing these days, especially online. Does that mean we need to wave the white flag and surrender? Guess again! No, it does not. All it means is that…

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Finding My Purpose

By Ashley Alcantar, Guest Blogger

I thought I was going to be at a completely different stage in my life career-wise than where I am presently, and it is frustrating. It is frustrating because I’m having a “mid-life” crisis at the age of 24 and it’s…

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Farewell to a Long-Time Search Staff

Carolyn at Search’s Kensington Site

Carolyn Bernett, Search’s Senior Program Manager in our Adult Learning Program, is retiring from Search, on Friday, September 3rd. With over 35 years of service at Search, Carolyn has made a tremendous impact on our Search family and on the thousands…

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To Date or Not to Date, That is the Question

Tips for Messaging Once You’ve Connected: The second installment in a series about online dating

By: Adrian Drower, Ask Adrian Blogger and No Boundaries Participant

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Welcome to your not-so-distant future. Since just about everything is online now, online dating is all the rage. It’s a good thing…

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To Date or Not to Date, That is the Question

Building Your Online Profile: The first installment in a series about online dating

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By: Adrian Drower, Ask Adrian Blogger and No Boundaries Participant

Most movies and TV shows make finding a love life relatively easy, but we all know that it is not always the case….

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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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Disability Lead – Inspiring People with Disabilities and Building Leaders

By Brian Rohde, Guest Blogger

Recently, Disability Lead, formerly ADA 25 Advancing Leadership, hosted another webinar in their Power Series highlighting leaders in the community who have disabilities. In this series, Disability Lead hosted Actor and Comedian, Maysoon Ziyad. Maysoon Ziyad told her story about how…

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Reigniting Friendships at Ignite

Everyone is excited to begin getting back to a pre-pandemic “normalcy” after a long, arduous year of quarantine. When Ignite Evanston reopened its doors to participants just a few weeks ago in mid-May, there were smiles all around. The staff was excited to welcome old…

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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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