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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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Volunteering at ReelAbilities Film Festival

Volunteering at ReelAbilities Film Festival

JJsList.com Social Media Assistant Abbie Volkmann

A blog by Abbie Volkmann

One of my first times as a Disability Awareness Player was in February when we trained a group of filmmakers at Kartemquin Films in Chicago. At the training, our contact at Kartemquin…

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Valuable Volunteer Experience

John and Matt prepping food

Over the summer No Boundaries participants volunteered their time and talent to help school children in their community. No Boundaries teamed up with Northwestern University students to volunteer at Campus Kitchens, a national leader in community service for students and the future…

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Caroline Brown (center) & Participants

How to Do Something Your Community Will Love

 You have a disability.  You want opportunity and independence in your community.  How do you help make that happen?  “Get involved,” says Caroline Brown, a volunteer with a candidate for the mayoral election in Evanston, IL.  Brown was a guest speaker recently at No Boundaries… Read More >

 

Working in State Government as a Person with a Disability

I have been honored to have the opportunity this spring to serve as a Policy Intern Analyst at the State of Illinois Office of the Treasury.  This position lets me utilize my research skills and, as a result, allows me to be seen as a…

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JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player Exclusive Album Release!

Tim Finnegan has a long and storied history with the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players.

He was first a participant in the Search, Inc. No Boundaries program and shortly thereafter became a Disability Awareness Player who helped train over 1500 staff members in how to engage and…

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Adrian

Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the third installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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Why Accuity Mentors Individuals with Disabilities and Why You Should Too

The rules for entering the workforce apply to everybody whether or not they have a disability so Accuity and No Boundaries recently partnered up for a unique opportunity that gave No Boundaries participants a chance to pick the brain of an experienced Accuity employee.

Tim Shanovich

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Working As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

I am one of many adults on the Autism Spectrum.

This article is about how I picked a skill as a means for compensating for any perceived weakness in order to live a more fulfilled life.

I figured out at a very early age that I loved to…

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