Events and news

New Autism Initiative at Search

Search is embarking on a new initiative to better serve individuals with autism in our Adult Learning Program. We recently engaged a consultant from Have Dreams, an autism resource center, who is helping Search incorporate the principles of structured teaching. Structured teaching includes changes to the physical environment, implementing visual…
Last modified on Friday, 05 April 2019 11:10

Building a Supportive Workplace Culture At Search

We are excited to announce a new professional development initiative for our team here at Search! Our mission is about creating an environment where everyone feels respected and empowered. This goes for the individuals we serve, and for our team of dedicated staff.  Part of our ongoing commitment to employees…
Last modified on Thursday, 28 March 2019 10:27

Celebrate Inclusion on May 2nd!

Please join us on Thursday, May 2nd for SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2019: Celebrating Community Connections at Rockwell on the River in Chicago! This exciting evening will celebrate Search, Inc.’s efforts to further the inclusion of people with disabilities in the community and will honor our champions in this work. Guests will…
Last modified on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 13:56

Olympian Seun Adigun Visits Search!

We were honored to host Double Olympian and Special Olympics Ambassador Seun Adigun in Feburary! Seun represented Team Nigeria in 100m hurdles at the London 2012 Olympic Games and has competed all over the African continent. She later took on a new endeavor breaking into winter sports. In 2016, she…

Advocate for Direct Support Professionals

Advocate for Direct Support Professionals in Illinois!   Recently, Search and other agencies throughout the state of Illinois have been facing a critical shortage of direct caregiving staff. Direct Support Professionals, or DSPs, are the backbone of our organization and provide vital, life-saving support for people with disabilities. DSPs help…
Last modified on Friday, 05 April 2019 16:50

Search for Adventure Goes To Florida

Story and photos by Jennifer Gledhill, Search's Community Inclusion Coordinator-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Travel stress is no respecter of persons. TSA is the great American equalizer - no matter your wealth, your brilliance, your abilities, or your time management skills, air travel is taxing to all. SFA adventurers get no special treatment: like every…
Last modified on Thursday, 14 March 2019 16:21

Q&A With Joe T

Joe originally found Search through our No Boundaries program and then connected with our Career Services team. In October 2018, we were able to help him secure his new full-time job as a Pastry Assistant at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines! We sat down for a short Q&A with Joe to talk…
Last modified on Tuesday, 18 December 2018 15:25

Conquering a Fear and Landing on Both Feet

By Sarah Armour, jjslist.com Business Assistant and Self-Advocate On October 12th, I had a business meeting at the Willis Tower in Chicago, IL. This made me very anxious because I have panic disorder.  This means taking elevators, trains, buses, airplanes, and being anywhere else I might feel trapped, is likely…
Last modified on Wednesday, 12 December 2018 14:58

Voter Education At Search

By Jennifer Gledhill, Search Inc Community Inclusion Coordinator-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Of the approximately 4.4 million votes cast in Illinois’ 2018 general election, 30 were cast by residents of Search, Inc.’s group homes. But the journey of those 30 ballots began long before the polls opened on the morning of November 6, 2018.Back in…
Last modified on Thursday, 06 December 2018 14:30
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