Events and news

DSP Spotlight: Maria

For almost 2 years Maria has been a dedicated advocate for the women living in Search's Enfield home. Her passion for psychology is what led her to a career in social services. To Maria, the most rewarding part of her job is teaching the ladies to be more independent. When…

DSP Spotlight: Niesha

Niesha is a DSP at our Adult Learning site in Lincoln Square, Chicago and has been with Search for a year. Her supervisor says, "Niesha enters the building every day with a smile. She makes our Glidepath Adult Learning modules fun for our individuals. She emits positivity in the lives…
Last modified on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 11:08

CQL Visit Focuses on Person-Centered Services

Search hosted its mid-point accreditation visit with the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) in July. The visit included a focused review of activities in the areas of rights, respect and health. Progress in these areas has included the addition of an annual "Rights Assessment" for every individual served. This…

Fiscal Year 2018 Highlights

What happened at Search in the past year? A lot, and we want to share it with you! Here are some highlights of the many accomplishments that happened in Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1st, 2017 – June 30th, 2018):   Organizational Highlights Disability Awareness Trainings: Twenty-two Disability Awareness Trainings were…
Last modified on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 19:02

A Special DSP Week Message

We are thrilled to bring you this special message in honor of Direct Support Professional (DSP) week, September 9-15, 2018.For the past several years, Search has engaged in statewide advocacy efforts to increase wages for Direct Support Professionals.  This has included participation in the “They Deserve More” campaign, which has…
Last modified on Friday, 14 September 2018 15:41

Partnering with Resurrection University

In 2018, Search began a new partnership with Resurrection University, a nursing school in Chicago.The partnership has been a big success and benefited both nursing students and the individuals served by Search! To complete their nursing degree, students at Resurrection are required to complete a community rotation. The goal of…

"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
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