The JJs List Blog

Disabilities In America: Fellowship Gives Hope

This month I got a chance to work at jjslist.com through my participation in the US Department of State’s Professional Fellowship Program implemented by Hands Along the Nile Development Services in partnership with WorldChicago. I was excited to see the work Americans are doing around disability awareness. In Tunisia,…

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Veterans Affairs War Heats Up

Recent revelations at the Department of Veterans Affairs has revealed a massive problem. Healthcare treatment is being delayed at VA hospitals in such places as Phoenix, and it’s caused a huge scandal.

Reports that they’re lying about these delays are making the situation worse for the…

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Sam’s Club Rocks A Disability Awareness Training

 

Sam's Club – Evanston, IL

I am honored to be a part of the Disability Awareness Players, we just completed a Disability Awareness Training at Sam’s Club in Evanston, IL and I am impressed that such a well known company understands the importance of being disability-aware. …

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Take The Open Roads: An Artistic Look

Visibility Arts 2014

Want to be exposed to great art? Join us as we celebrate the art of Visibility Arts at Planet Access Company Store. Planet Access Company Store will host “Open Roads – Journeys and Adventures: An Artistic Look”.

What: Visibility Arts Show

When: Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:00pm…

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Wintrust & Ronald McDonald House? We’re Loving It!

Doug Porter, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, Philister Sidigu, Digital Marketing and Community Manager at jjslist.com, Rich Murphy, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer at Wintrust

The Wintrust Spring Fling is a fun event! Attending as friends of Wintrust,…

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Disability Community: Unfracture Yourself!

On The Table Attendees

I was honored to to lay it all “On the Table” last week with Jack Catlin (Partner, LCM Architects and Executive Committee member of the Chicago Community Trust), Karen Tamley (Comissioner, Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities), Marca Bristo (CEO, Access Living), and Sheila…

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Could This Be Game-Changing Autism Research?

Assistant Professor Alysson Muotri, UC San Diego

Recently, an article by NBC San Diego entitled “UC San Diego Autism Research Described as ‘Game Changer’” has come to our attention. Researchers at UC San Diego have taken stem cells from children with autism and converted them into…

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Hop on the Bus to Independence

Using public transportation is an essential skill that people with disabilities need in order to live and work in the community. Pace Suburban Bus has teamed up with jjslist.com to offer a free, hands-on, interactive workshop to help participants learn to use public transportation for…

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