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Alpha Behavior Strategies
Alpha Behaviors is a company in Denver, CO that helps teach adults and adolecents with special needs as well as vetrans be more self-sufficent. Or anyone that feels like they are stuck in a rut career wise and want to shake things up! Below are some of the services they provide and some of these can be at no cost to you if you fit the requiremenents.
The Diversity Movement
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.
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.
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Vision: To end veteran homelessness so that no person who has defended our homes goes without a home.
Values: Compassion, Dedication, Integrity, Responsibility, Welcoming, "Can-Do" Attitude, and Individualized Care
To empower at-risk veterans, and their families, to become self-sufficient, productive members of their communities.
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.
Job Accommodation Network
Ask JAN – We Can Help
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. Serving customers across the United States and around the world for more than 35 years, JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. JAN provides individualized consultation to assist:
- Employers and their representatives seeking guidance on practical ways to engage in the interactive process, provide job accommodation solutions, and comply with Title I of the ADA;
- Individuals with medical conditions and disabilities seeking information about job accommodation solutions, employment rights under the ADA, and self-employment and entrepreneurship opportunities; and
- Family members and rehabilitation, medical, educational, and other professionals in their effort to support successful employment outcomes for individuals with medical conditions and disabilities.
Ask JAN! We can help. JAN consultants and employment specialists are highly qualified and experienced thought leaders and innovators on disability employment issues. By providing trusted guidance on the ADA and practical accommodation solutions that benefit employers and individuals with medical conditions and disabilities, JAN helps everyone recognize the value and talents that qualified workers with disabilities add to the workforce.
JAN services are available 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.
Please direct general inquiries to [email protected] or use the JAN on Demand option to receive practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation. Inquiries are routed to JAN staff who will respond in a timely manner.
To receive the JAN Newsletter & Updates, email [email protected].
JAN Social Networks
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.
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
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.
- 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.