No Boundaries Celebrates Two Years of Breaking Barriers
No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life is about to celebrate its second year of helping young adults with disabilities build practical, usable and much-needed skills for productive, engaged lives!
No Boundaries uses established curricula with demonstrated results, and is located in the heart of a thriving Evanston business district easily accessible by CTA, Metra and Pace.
The No Boundaries Teaching Philosophy
At No Boundaries we believe that for every on-land life skill there is an equally important, or complementary on-line life skill that contributes to finding employment and leading to a productive and fulfilling life. Therefore, our instruction and experiential activities address both on-land and the on-line learning in these areas: judgment, safety, independence, appropriate communication, social thinking and social interaction and self-organization skills.
Janet, parent of a No Boundaries participant says, "No Boundaries gets it. They recognize that the goals and corresponding motivators are unique to each client. Our 26 year old daughter is on the spectrum. She benefited greatly from her individualized classroom time and is now happily employed, and she continues to improve on her work and social skills."
Exciting Results from No Boundaries Second Year
No Boundaries has made big strides since its first pilot session. An exciting new partnership with Chicago Public Schools has allowed No Boundaries to provide satellite programs at three CPS locations, making it possible for 26 people and nine mentors to participate in No Boundaries during the last fiscal year.
We're thrilled to report that since No Boundaries began in October 2013:
Are you or do you know an individual with a disability who would like to build workplace and communication skills? Enroll in one of our upcoming No Boundaries sessions:
• Four week Summer Session from September 1st – 29th
• 12 week Fall Session from October 5th - December 23rd
To celebrate our second birthday, we are offering a 10% discount on your fall or winter enrollment if you refer an individual who enrolls in the fall session.
Want to find out more? We offer monthly information sessions! Join us for our next session on Wednesday, September 30th from 10:30 – 11:30am at 824 Dempster St, Evanston.
About No Boundaries
In the fall of 2013, JJ's List and Search collaborated to launch No Boundaries, a tuition-based supported education program designed to help individuals with disabilities build workplace skills, obtain competitive employment, achieve personal and career goals and participate more fully in their communities. Our unique approach integrates on-land (in-person) and on-line (internet) skills building, which are essential for the 21st century workplace and community life. Through No Boundaries, participants can access internship opportunities in the fields of technology, communications, marketing, retail, warehouse order fulfillment, office administration and more. No Boundaries incorporates a dynamic mix of instruction, guest lecturers, experiential learning and hands on interaction that expands participant contact with potential employers, local businesses and community resources.
Find out more about No Boundaries.