The JJs List Blog

Park Yourself On This Parklet

I recently bought a bagel from Bagel Art and walked by the different boutiques on Dempster Street in Evanston, IL trying to figure out where to sit during my lunch break. My feet were tired but I was resisting the urge to go back inside…

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Employment First Act

Employment First: The Right Thing To Do

You know what true independence is? Having a job. The Employment First Act simply states employing individuals with disabilities is the right thing to do. Finally, it is now a law in Illinois and will hopefully get everyone to understand how important it is to…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Evanston’s First Parklet

Evanston is building its first parklet! We decided to ask the force behind the Evanston parklet, Hewn owners Julie Matthei and Ellen King, to tell us more about the green space to be built on the parking space in front of their bakery. Here are a…

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John Maxson

Business Reviews : Start The Dialogue

At jjslist.com we focus a lot on educating businesses to be disability-aware. There are various ways to do that, from our disability awareness trainings to the blogs and resources we post on our website. However, I think the best way to do so is for businesses…

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Meet Archie’s New Girlfriend, Harper Lodge!

The comic book industry is a multi-million dollar business. Comic book characters with disabilities are nothing new. They’ve been around in the comic book industry for decades, and have become some of our favorite characters. DC has Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl-turned-Oracle and Marvel has Professor…

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Business Pitches First Evanston Parklet

Hewn in Evanston, IL

There are parklets everywhere, but not one in Evanston, Illinois.  The bakery Hewn has teamed up with the City of Evanston to change that.  Located a few stores away from jjslist.com and No Boundaries, we are frequent visitors of the bakery. Like…

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Military Service Defies Stereotypes

 

Great In Uniform

For Israeli youth with disabilities, the fact they can’t join the Israeli Defense Forces when they turn 18 is a massive disappointment. Now, thanks to the help of the Israeli non-profit Lend a Hand to a Special Child, youths with developmental and physical…

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