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A Business Model For All Businesses

On a cold, foggy afternoon, The No Boundaries team took a trip out to Downers Grove to visit AutonomyWorks.  AutonomyWorks is a company that employs people with autism to do data entry work.

At AutonomyWorks we taught the associates 1 + 1 communication skills. 1 +…

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SNAILS: Developing Accessible and Welcoming Libraries

Have you ever wondered what librarians are doing to make public libraries more accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities?  Let me introduce you to SNAILS.  SNAILS, which stands for Special Needs and Inclusive Library Services, is a networking group made up of professionals from…

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5 Athletes to Watch at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games

It’s that time again. The time when the best athletes in the world gather in one place to celebrate the best aspects of sport and humanity. Yes, it’s the Olympics–Winter Olympics, of course. But it’s not just the regular Olympics we’re interested in. We’ve got…

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Love Is Immortal

For the family you truly love,

A group of buds or great friend,

Love is Immortal,

From birth- even through end.

 

It can never be vanquished.

That call, from heart to heart; Love,

It’s always there in your heart.

Winged beauty- is the dove.

 

A red rose- just as sweet,

Even when Heart’s day…

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Evanston Rotary Club Supports Disability Awareness Players

Rotary Club of Evanston Supports Disability Awareness Players

The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club last June provided jjslist.com with a $500 grant to continue the work of the jjslist.com Disability Awareness Players. Thank you again to the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club for continuing to support disability awareness. We’re excited to announce that with the…

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5 Things Every Business Should Know About Service Animals

Service animals are not pets. Often businesses think by posting a “No Pets” sign in their establishment they are exempt from allowing service animals in to their business. This sign does not apply to service animals.
Papers are not legally required for service animals. Business owners… Read More >

 
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Group Homes Versus Institutions In Illinois

The state of Illinois has long been behind in serving people with disabilities. A recent article by Karen Meyers titled “Illinois Family Choosing Group Homes Over Institutions” highlights the complex issues of transitioning adults with disabilities from institutions to group homes.

Four years ago Illinois had…

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