Events and news

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…

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

The Grow Wire Show Features Toad&Co and Search's Planet Access Company

We're proud to share that NetSuite's Grow Wire Show recently featured our good partners at Toad&Co and the origin story of Search's Planet Access Company Warehouse!Watch the video here:And click over to the Grow Wire website to read their full story about Toad&Co!
Last modified on Friday, 30 November 2018 13:12

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
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