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Benefitting from ABLE

Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer, and Guest Blogger Bill Sitter

A Guest Blog by Bill Sitter

The ABLE Act, also known as the Achieving Better Life Experience Act, is probably the most important piece of legislation regarding people with disabilities since the Americans with Disabilities Act. ABLE

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Hello JJ’s List Community!

Tricia Luzadder, Ventures Program Manager

I am very happy to be writing you from JJ’s List and Search! My name is Tricia Luzadder and I am the new Ventures Programs Manager at Search’s Evanston site. While I am new in this role, I am not entirely…

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New Employment Tool for People With Disabilities

Here at JJsList.com, we champion the inclusion of people with disabilities as customers and as employees, and we believe in standing up for your rights when you have a disability.  Luckily, Equip for Equality has set up a new Employment Rights Helpline. The goal of…

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Wheelchair Bowling:  Do Wheelchairs belong in Bowling Alleys?

A Wheeling, IL Bowling Alley Reportedly Says Wheelchairs Don’t Belong.

Recently, a special education teacher posted a review on JJ’s List.com about Pinheads Jeffery Lanes in Wheeling, IL, saying that the manager denied her a reservation for her school group because the wheels of a wheelchair user…

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6 Things You Need to Know About ABLE

JJsList.com fans know that we are always looking for new ideas that can help people with disabilities fully participate in every part of the community.  We listened to a great webinar put on by the National Disability Institute and want to share 6 basic things…

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Vote to Override Community Disability Living Wage Act Veto!

Today is the day! Support the override of the Community Disability Living Wage Act Veto!

Back in August, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the Community Disability Living Wage Act, weakening efforts to secure a living wage for employees with disabilities. However, today (November 15th), a Fall…

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Let’s Let the Dogs Out

Service with a smile is taken literally when service dogs come into play or work.  Since dogs are man’s and woman’s best friend, you can’t go wrong choosing them.  When I was given this topic, I remembered my good friend Kate Dolan has Oscar, a…

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On July 26, the 26th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was celebrated. The event  increased disability awareness, and efforts to raise inclusion even more are still in effect, mostly due to many leaders such as the ones that participate in the ADA Advancing…

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Tips for Riding Public Transportation

Sponsored by Pace Suburban Bus

Public transportation gives people with disabilities the freedom and independence to get to where they need to go, easily. One very important benefit of taking Pace Suburban Bus’ fixed route service is safety. The accessibility features and the helpful drivers keep…

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Can Disability Rights be Maintained in an Uber-economy?

Of course…but as all things are, it’s complicated.

Uber and Lyft are the most recognizable names in the new economy of sharing that evolved in the roaring 2010’s and we applaud their success.

However, like with all new and shiny toys and apps, there’s still work to…

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