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The Diversity Movement

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

At The Diversity Movement, we’re business strategists with an employee-centered lens. As diversity experts, we know that inclusive organizations generate 19-33% more revenue than their peers. Yet most organizations don’t know how to retrofit their processes and fix their cultures to reap these benefits. We work with you to drive business transformation by helping you create world-class employee experiences. Unlocking workplace excellence is hard; we make it easier.

Our people, products, and perspectives make the difference. We’re a company of business executives, PhDs, MBAs, writers, designers, marketers, historians, and computer scientists. Our diverse skill sets help us understand our clients then create faster time to value using tech-based tools that deliver DEI learning and foster behavior change at scale. We use data analytics to derive real-time, ongoing insights and make the best informed decisions. We scale what’s working in your organization and add expert perspective from across our client spectrum.


Department of General Services, West Sacramento CA.

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

The Department of General Services (DGS) is a state government agency located in West Sacramento and provides many services throughout the state of California. DGS is committed to providing excellence in the business of government and takes pride in being an equal opportunity employer.

 

The Department of General Services acts as the business manager for the state of California. DGS helps state government better serve the public by providing services to state agencies including procurement and acquisition solutions, real estate management, leasing and design services, environmentally friendly transportation, and architectural oversight and funding for the construction of safe schools, and much more!

 

DGS is an organization with a culture that centers on our employees, vision, and values with accountable management dedicated to staff and public service.

 

DGS offers great compensation opportunities and full benefits, job security and flexibility, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, and opportunity for career advancement and upward mobility, health, dental & vision insurance for the entire family, and an excellent pension plan!

 

The Recruitment team at DGS can assist candidates with aligning their skills, interests, and experience with the right job opportunity.

 

If you are interested in state employment opportunities in California, visit https://jobs.ca.gov/ or contact our recruiters at recruitment@dgs.ca.gov with any questions.

 

With 18 lines of business, DGS has an opportunity for you!


Synapse House

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Synapse House is a Clubhouse model program for survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke.  We offer cognitive, social, psychosocial and vocational rehabilitation services with a focus on wellness, acceptance and commitment to being the best that we can be.  Our mission is engage, empower and employ.

We have a social enterprise business, Flour to Empower, which is a bakery and candy making business that employs members and allows them to obtain a food handler card and work together with skill and dedication. We are one of the few programs serving this population and have recently acquired a contract with the Division of Rehabilitation Services to provide Supported Employment Program services.


ITKAN

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

ITKAN is a member-driven professional networking and growth organization with a focus on professionals and aspiring professionals with disabilities within the technology field!

ITKAN is affiliated with the Illinois Technology Foundation – the not-for-profit academic arm of the Illinois Technology Association. We meet face-to-face on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-7PM CST at the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago. Contact Pat Maher at for more information.

Mission: Developing Professionals with Disabilities into Passionate Technology Leaders to Support the Aggressive Adoption of Deep Diversity™

Commitment: Our Members Commit to Support the Mission of ITKAN through their active Participation in monthly meetings, Service on one of our Core Committees (Membership, Communications, Development), and Active Evangelism of Deep Diversity – the Adoption by the Business Community of a Culture of Support for Disability as a Strategic Factor of Diversity in the Workplace.

Aspiration: ITKAN will become the Provider of Choice to the Technology Community for Leading Professionals with Disabilities into focused, high-demand technology support skill sets. Further, ITKAN will be respected as an expert on the interface of Assistive Technology with traditional and evolving UI’s such as mobile devices.

Follow us on Twitter @ITKAN_Chicago and join our LinkedIn group!


Alliance of Disability Advocates

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) have been at the forefront of activism and leadership on any and all issues affecting people with disabilities – issues like accessibility, public accommodations, transportation, and education. These activities are critical in achieving full inclusion in community life. CILs work with local, state, and national leaders to bring about change and create opportunities.

We provide several services including Individual advocacy skills which allow people with disabilities to become proficient in their efforts to increase their access to the services and programs they desire in the community they choose. ADA helps each individual develop effective communication skills so they gain the necessary support services to accomplish their personal goals including developing job readiness skills. This is accomplished by a Community Inclusion Specialist working directly with a consumer.


BioScan Tek

Services:
Disability Owned Business

BioScan Tek, Inc., a FIRM System partner, is based in Wheaton, IL.  We provide both mobile and on location livescan fingerprinting, background checks and photography.  We can do a small training class, large group class or individuals. We also offer Child Safety ID kits with your child's infomation on a CD or USB Flash drive for you to secure.  

We began offering services at our company headquarters in Wheaton, IL in 2012 and are now offering livescan fingerprinting and photo services in cities throughout Illinois.

Our staff is comprised of a knowledgeable, experienced and caring group of people focused on providing the best experience possible for our customers.

You can trust that our staff of professionals will offer you a great service at a fair price.


Anderson County Disabilities and Special Needs Board

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

The Walgreens Employment Project is an integral part of the Walgreens Initiative designed to offer people with disabilities a hands-on training environment to prepare them for potential employment at the Walgreens Distribution Center.

The training program is free for those who qualify for services with one of the agency partners. While it does not guarantee someone a job at Walgreens, it does give them the necessary skills and training to help them successfully compete for employment.

What does the training process involve?

The training program is composed of three areas: Workstation Concepts, Soft Skills Curriculum and Productivity.

Workstation Concepts: Training is done on simulated workstations on three specific jobs: Case Check In, Detrash and AKL. The trainee is taught the essential job functions for that workstation, according to the training manual, and is expected to demonstrate the ability to perform all tasks involved.

Soft Skills: The Soft Skills curriculum is an eleven module training course that covers social skills as relates to the work environment.

Topics in the curriculum include:

Being a Team Player, Following Directions and Responding to Positive and Constructive Feedback.

Productivity: Trainees are expected to demonstrate an ability to meet the productivity rate required for the particular workstation they train on. Rate is measured through a series of time trials which helps trainers assess whether or not the trainee would be able to maintain rate on the job.

 

 


Clearbrook

Services:
Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and supports for people with disabilities.  With a staff of 900+ and more than 50 locations across Chicagoland, Clearbrook is proud to report that 92 percent of every dollar raised goes directly into our programs and services.

What began modestly as a small group of parents in Rolling Meadows hoping to establish a “school for their special needs children” has expanded significantly to reflect the current needs of families with children diagnosed with developmental delays, as well as adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, most notably those with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    • CLEARBROOK TODAY

    We serve people over a range of ages and disabilities from children diagnosed with developmental delays at birth to the unique needs of seniors with disabilities and all ages in between.

    Quick Facts

    • Supports over 8,000 individuals and their families annually
    • Serves 15 counties in over 160 communities in Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Illinois.
    • Provides services at over 50 locations.
    • Employs over 900 full-and part-time staff.
    • Is the largest provider in the state of Illinois of home-based services.
    • Has an administrative overhead of 8% – well below the industry standard of 15-25%.
    • Is licensed, certified and/or accredited by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department of Public Health, SourceAmerica and the US Department of Labor.
    • Receives approximately 70% of our funding from the government.

    The Chicago Lighthouse

    Services:
    Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

    The Chicago Lighthouse is a world-renowned social service organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities. Recognized as a pioneer in innovation since 1906, The Chicago Lighthouse provides vision rehabilitation services, education, employment opportunities and assistive technology for people of all ages.

    We help our clients build valuable skills, reach professional goals and develop strategies for career advancement, while helping employers implement practices that are inclusive of people with disabilities.

    Our social enterprises provide meaningful career opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment, while earning revenues to supplement Chicago Lighthouse programs and services.

    Our education programs help children and students learn to meet developmental and educational milestones, build supportive relationships, and fully participate in their communities.

    We help our clients maximize independent functioning through programs that build confidence, provide social interaction and teach lessons in daily living.

    Our team of specialists provides access to cutting-edge technology, assistive devices and independent living aids to help individuals with visual impairments live life to the fullest.

    Our vision care services are designed to nurture and empower patients at every stage of vision loss. We strive to create a warm therapeutic relationship between our patients and practitioners.


    Ablr

    Services:
    Service Provider Organization that offers job training, placement, education, and community resources to individuals with disabilities.

    Ablr is a leading disability inclusion and accessibility company that was created to level the playing field for people of all abilities while protecting organizations through mitigating legal risk, maximizing revenues, and ensuring inclusivity!

    We help organizations by:

    1. Eliminating the digital divide through our Digital Accessibility Services
    2. Changing the mindsets of people and organizations through our Disability Inclusion Training Modules and advisory services
    3. Creating pathways for employment though our Workforce Development and Internship Programs.

    Ablr deploys an industry-first approach to digital accessibility through an optimal blend of technology AND Certified Accessibility Analysts, many of whom have disabilities themselves. This ensures your content is not only ADA compliant, but fully accessible and usable for people with disabilities in support of WCAG. Additionally, our range of DEI training and service offerings will help integrate accessibility practices into the core of your organization.


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