"The No Boundaries program provides real-world job readiness skills instruction in a professional office atmosphere. The No Boundaries team holds a standard of professionalism that directly reflects the contemporary needs of different employment settings making all participants better prepared to take their next steps. It's a great opportunity!"
-Kim Mercer, Manager - Transition Services, ODLSS, Chicago Public Schools
No Boundaries is the only skills building experience for teens and adults that incorporates the Search Glidepath Curriculum. Glidepath is used by agencies throughout Illinois to provide meaningful, active programming to individuals with a wide range of disabilities.
Classroom and experiential learning modules cover multiple topics within five core themes:
- Team Choice
- On-the-Job/ In-the-Community
Each module begins with an introduction of the concept. Participants benefit from visual supports and real-time practice to review, repeat and reinforce knowledge of key skills and concepts. Each person's interests and personal goals guide the practical applications and practice of those skills and concepts. For example, a participant may work toward competitive employment, integrated community living, or both. Once competency in a given topic is attained, participants in the program earn a certificate of completion which can be used in resumes, or included in portfolios, as evidence of skills mastered.