Events and news

Planet Access Company Customer Spotlight: Packed with Purpose

Search’s social enterprise, Planet Access Company is making a difference during the holidays by partnering with Packed with Purpose. Packed with Purpose creates one-of-a-kind gift boxes that are curated from products made by purpose driven companies for corporations, employees, clients and anyone else on your list. The products in the…
Last modified on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:43

Reva & David Logan Foundation Funds Disability Awareness Trainings

The Disability Awareness Players had another record-breaking year in Fiscal Year 2017! Overall 40+ Disability Awareness Trainings were provided to over 2,600 people from July 2016 to June 2017. A recent grant from the Reva & David Logan Foundation was instrumental in making this success possible. The Foundation’s partnership with…
Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:21

Guess What’s Back? (And Bigger and Better Than Ever!)

…It’s #GivingTuesday!You have a special opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life this giving season.#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 has been designated as a day for charities, families, businesses, community centers and…
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 13:46

Search for Adventure: All Aboard for Memphis!

Story by Jennifer Gledhill, Search's Community Integration CoordinatorPhotos by Lawanda, Search for Adventure Participant---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I like to think that more times than not I do a pretty good job of documenting our Search for Adventure trips via the written word and the camera lens. But during our recent trip to…
Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 17:22

Thank You Search DSPs!

In honor of National Direct Support Professional (DSP) Week, September 10 - 16, we are sharing a letter from our Executive Director to Search DSPs.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Dear Search Team,This week is Direct Support Professionals Recognition week and I want to extend my deep thanks for your many contributions throughout the year.  As…
Last modified on Monday, 11 September 2017 17:11

Illinois Has A Budget!

By now, you've heard the big news - Illinois has a budget!On July 7, the General Assembly voted to override the Governor’s veto of its $36.1 billion FY 2018 State budget package. The dramatic, bipartisan votes in the House and Senate brought to an end the historic budget impasse that…
Last modified on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:07

Q&A with Jeremy Jackson, Clinical Services Division Manager

Search is excited to announce the appointment of Jeremy Jackson as our new Clinical Services Division Manager! Jeremy has worked at Search for three years as a manager in our Supported Living Program. He brings eight years of experience in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental…
Last modified on Monday, 19 June 2017 15:36

Staff Spotlight: Martina C

Martina is a DSP at Search’s Adult Learning site in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Martina has worked for Search since November 2016.  Her supervisor, Tasha, says, "Martina is very creative and brings her talents to our Ignite program on Tuesday nights.  She is very consistent with taking individuals from her classroom…
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:54

FY17 Accessibility and Beautification Highlights

Search’s hard working physical plant team does a lot of behind the scenes work to keep Search’s 30+ locations both functional and attractive. We recently sat down to Shawn Kirby, Physical Plant Manager, to find out more about what the physical plant team does. Q: What are some of physical…
Last modified on Thursday, 29 June 2017 11:14
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