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Disability in Disney Part 2

I believe it’s important for individuals with disabilities to be represented in the media, especially in films, and a few months ago, I wrote about how Disney portrays individuals with disabilities in a positive light through films like Finding Nemo (2003). Last month, I saw…

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Disability Awareness Training at Toad & Co. in Santa Barbara

 

The JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players are always seeking ways to break through barriers and push our own expectations further than ever!

 

On Monday, May 16th, we went even further!  Toad & Co., based in Santa Barbara, California, recruited the team to travel out west for 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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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is Recruiting Now For the Chicago Marathon!

Want to run in the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon while also making a difference in the lives of individuals with physical disabilities? GLASA has entries! Guarantee your spot as a charity runner today! Whether you have run a marathon before or this is…

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No Boundaries Participants Meet President Bill Clinton!

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At No Boundaries, we have daily modules that are geared towards several themes:

Independence
Communications
Self-Organization
Self Advocacy
Technology
Social Thinking
Judgement
Personal Responsibility

We go into our local community and businesses to convey these themes in real world settings so that participants can take…

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American Sign Language and Audio Description At Shedd Aquarium Performances

This holiday season, there will be an audio describer and an American Sign Language interpreter available during four of our A Holiday One World aquatic shows.

Show times:
The audio description and ASL interpretation will be available on the following dates during both the 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. shows:

• Wednesday, December…

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Synthesis: Weave – An Interview With Deane Saunders-Stowe

Do not underestimate yourself.  It sounds like something someone would say if they didn’t know what to say but Science Fiction author Deane Saunders-Stowe from Gloucestershire has woven an ensorcelling tale that epitomizes the value of finding logical strategies for you to make your way around…

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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

During this Summer of 2015, the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield…

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The Thought Process Of A Deaf Man Going To The Movies

My wife and I have just moved to the suburbs and, predictably, we’re feeling verklempt about moving out of the city.  Besides needing to find new hobbies, we’re seeking out our local watering spots and movie theaters.

As an individual who is profoundly deaf, going to…

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