Events and news

"Search Squad" Competes in the Special Olympics!

We are very excited to announce that Search has created its first ever Special Olympics team - The "Search Squad"!The Squad was formed in spring 2018 and has been hard at work training in bowling and track & field. On Sunday, June 3rd, our team competed in their first Special…
Last modified on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:17

CEO Announcement

Dear Search Stakeholder:It is my great pleasure, on behalf of the Search, Inc. Board of Directors, to announce the appointment of Beth Valukas as Chief Executive Officer. Beth has distinguished herself over the past five years in her role as Executive Director of Search and this new role will provide the…

Free Workshops Help People with Disabilities Ride Public Transportation with Confidence

By Ed Madden, Coordinator for Public Outreach, Pace Suburban BusWe are all aware of the necessities of life: air, water, food, sports. I’m joking about the sports, of course, but I think that we should add transportation to this list as well.Let’s face it, we all need to get from…
Last modified on Monday, 25 June 2018 14:09

Search Individuals Attend Training on New HCBS Rights

Story and photos by Jennifer Gledhill, Search's Community Inclusion Coordinator--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------We’ve made a lot of progress in the last few decades in how we honor the rights of those with disabilities in this country. As recently as 1986 it was hugely controversial when Search opened its first group home in Chicago.…
Last modified on Monday, 25 June 2018 13:18

Connecting Search Homes to Accessible Technology

Earlier in 2018, Search began a new initiative to bring technology into our 30 Supported Living homes. The initiative was started for two reasons. First, Search participants greatly benefit through using technology to connect with their family, friends and wider communities. Programs like Skype can improve the relationships that our…
Last modified on Monday, 25 June 2018 13:20

Employee Spotlight: 2018 Trailblazer Nominees

2018 Trailblazer Nominees   2018 marks Search’s 50th year of service!  In honor of this very special milestone, Search chose to recognize one of our hardworking staff members with our signature Trailblazer Award.   We held an agency-wide nomination and selection process that resulted in 22 heartfelt nominations from across…
Last modified on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 16:41

New Partnership Offers Credit Education to Search Employees

Search is very pleased to announce a new partnership with Working Credit! Working Credit is a not-for-profit that partners with employers to provide their employees with the tools and information needed to advance their financial circumstances. Working Credit was generously funded to provide its' services to Search employees at no…
Last modified on Tuesday, 05 June 2018 16:23

Q&A with Mary

Mary lives at one of Search's Supported Living Homes and previously worked in Search's Planet Access Company (PAC) Warehouse. There, Mary gained important training and experience that she was able to leverage to seek competitive employment in the community. This winter, Search helped Mary find a new job working at…

From “Earth Child” to the Internet Age: 50 Years of Search

In 2018, Search celebrates 50 years of service to individuals with disabilities, their families and the broader community.  Search got its start in 1968 as a grassroots movement of parents in the Cabrini Green neighborhood of Chicago advocating for the inclusion of their children into the public school system. Standing…
Last modified on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:50
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