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Speak Up and Speak Out Summit 2013

Speaking Up and Speaking Out!

We are self-advocates with disabilities.  We are speaking about

people with disabilities at Speak Up and Speak Out SummitRead More >

Speak Up! Speak Out!

What Are We Speaking Up For?

We are at Speak Up Speak Out!  It’s right now, November 5 in S

in Springfield, IL.  There are 522 of us here…self advocates,

supporters, folks with … Read More >

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People With Disabilities Educate Teachers

Chicago Public Schools Gets Advice From People With Disabilities

When Chicago Public Schools asked us to help them with a disability awareness training for their elementary and middle school staff, we jumped at the chance!  From our experience as … Read More >


Welcome to JJ’s List – A Social Enterprise of Search, Inc.

Picture of JJ Hanley, the new Associate Director of Ventures at Search, Inc.

JJ Hanley is the new Associate Director of Ventures at Search, Inc. She … Read More >


We’ve Moved

We’re moving up in the world!


When walking by our old offices at 930 1/2 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202, you may have noticed that the lights were turned off and the banners have been rolled up. There’s nothing to worry about, though, since all it … Read More >

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Refrigerator Mothers Now More Relevant Than Ever

April is Autism Awareness Month. Ten years after the original national PBS broadcast of Refrigerator Mothers, the multiple award-winning documentary which JJ Hanley produced about unfounded mother … Read More >


Yes, Laurie, There Really Is a Way. And it’s not Santa Claus.

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My friend and fellow disability advocate Laurie and I communicated recently about whether the disability community really puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to patronizing … Read More >


In Defense of Parents of Autistic Kids – And Others

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the study that started a movement by parents to refuse vaccinations for their children had been debunked.  The venerable British medical journal Read More >


Hello world!

Hello and welcome to our spanking new JJ’s List Blog! You can look forward to some exciting news and updates on the world of disability, as well as all that’s happening with … Read More >