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How an Educator and Pace Made Good Things Happen

Ed Madden leading a Hop on the Bus Workshop

We often hear that transportation – or lack thereof – is a barrier for teens and young adults with disabilities when it comes to getting and keeping employment.  We know it can be very tricky to get…

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Join the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players!

With the New Year comes opportunity for growth and chances for self-improvement, including improving your social skills and educating others on a topic you care about.  Make a change and improve yourself at the same time by becoming a JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player!

Disability Awareness Players…

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Disability Awareness Players Return to the Field Museum

On December 19, the Disability Awareness Players did another Field Museum Disability Awareness Training. Here’s what one of the audience members had to say on the presentation:

“Excellent reminder of how to treat people with disabilities-like everyone else. It really makes a difference.”

Disability Awareness Players with…

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ComEd Energy Ambassador Visits Brookfield Zoo

Brian with fellow ComEd Ambassador Jessica

The Brookfield Zoo had a special Halloween event called Boo! At the Zoo! One of our ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors, Brian Rhode, hosted a table with another Ambassador, Jessica Esteves. They interacted with Brookfield Zoo guests by providing energy efficiency tips and passed out…

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How Does a Job Affect Your Benefits?

 

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HOW DOES A JOB AFFECT YOUR BENEFITS?

Do you receive SSI, SSDI, Medicaid or Medicare (or will you?), and do you work (or want to work?).  Then this FREE workshop is for you!  Search Inc. and No Boundaries will host Britney…

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Service Provider is Person-Centered

Latasha with colleague Elisabetta

For many service providers, when it comes to transportation for adults with developmental disabilities, ADA Paratransit appears to be the only option. But it’s not a person-centered or integrated experience for riders. So when Latasha Grant, Adult Learning Program Manager for Chicago-area…

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The Benefits of a Job Coach – A Perspective from a Person with a Disability

From my own experience, I can tell you having a job coach was critical part of my personal and professional growth.  In order to demonstrate this, I will cite examples of my time at Target and my time at an internship with the Illinois State…

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Looking for the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season?

Just in time for the holidays, our friends at Visibility Arts, a visual arts program for people with disabilities, have made their products available on Etsy. From holiday candles to greeting cards, Visibility Arts has something for everyone on your list. Proceeds from purchases support…

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JJsList.com Receives Grant from Synchrony Financial

Yesterday, the Disability Awareness Players went to Synchrony Financial in Chicago to train its staff. Not only was everyone actively engaged, but we also received a $2000 grant check to support our work!  Staff learned about sighted guiding, person-first language and best practices for engaging…

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Registration for Winter Session is Open!

  Keep those skills hot during the cold months and register for No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life.

No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life is an experiential on-land and on-line training program where transitioning teens through adults with disabilities build…

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