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Breaking Down Barriers through Disability Awareness Training

Sarah Armour

I have been a Disability Awareness Player for four years. When I first heard of Disability Awareness Trainings, I was skeptical of the whole concept. I thought it was going to be about the law and how people with disabilities are treated poorly. I…

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Self-Advocate Educates Others About Benefits of Public Transportation

Guest Blog by Bridget Brown, Self-Advocate and Disability Advocate

Hop Team with Thornwood High School Students

I am part of a team who teaches students and adults with disabilities about the benefits of riding public transportation and how to do it! I work with Ed from PACE…

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Is Society Progressing in Its Response to Autism?

A Guest Blog by Education Advocate with Special Family Support, Barb Cohen

Barb Cohen, Author of “Mom, Am I Disabled?”

College professors do not call to check in with parents. I had been warned about this aspect of transition repeatedly and anticipated my impending ignorance with both dread and enthusiasm. When…

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Workshops Have Team Hopping

Pace Suburban Bus Training Team, Ed and Bridget

Pace Suburban Bus and JJ’s List Training Teams have been busy with the Hop on the Bus to Independence Workshops throughout the Chicagoland area. Just this month the team has been to Lincolnshire, Orland Park, Elgin, Aurora and many…

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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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Julia on Sesame Street and the Disability Awareness Players

A guest blog by Bill Sitter

At JJsList.com we always say, “When you have met one person with a disability, you have met one person with a disability.” It’s all about focusing on the person as an individual who is part of a group rather than as an…

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Glencoe Illinois School District Gets Disability Awareness Educated

When the JJ’s List.com Disability Awareness Players trained Glencoe Schools in Glencoe, IL. to be disability aware, they were helping teachers, administrators and teachers assistants build the knowledge they want and need to educate future generations in how to communicate comfortably and confidently with people…

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Players Spread the Love for Disability Awareness

On Valentine’s Day, our Disability Awareness Players visited Evanston Township High School to give its faculty tips on how to interact with their students and fellow faculty members who have disabilities. Everyone was actively engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback, such as…

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Use Bus Service to Get to Around

How to Use a Pace Bus

Plan your route. Travel your route.  Take charge of your life!

Pace Bus fixed route buses give you independence, safety and convenience to get to where you want to go:  your job, shopping, movies, restaurants, doctor appointments, meeting friends…you name it! These videos will guide you…

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How Does a Job Affect Your Benefits?

 

Anton at his job at Hewn

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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