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Q and A with Quincy: Learning to Ride the Bus Independently

Quincy, Lincoln Park High School student

JJ’s List recently interviewed Lincoln Park High School student, Quincy Bane, about how she learned to use public transportation. Quincy learned how to use the bus with the help of her Travel Trainer, Kyle. Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Travel Training Program…

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Self-Care: First Aid for Depression

Sarah Armour

By: Sarah Armour, Self-Advocate

I had a rough time during the holidays and winter months that resulted in depression. Having depression stinks so much! When I am depressed, I feel like nothing in life really matters. It feels like a dark cloud even when fun…

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4 Tips on Living Alone with a Disability in Chicago

A Guest Blog by Adrian Drower

Adrian at His Job at The Fine Line

As Frank Sinatra once sang, “This is My Kind of Town.” Though I was born in Illinois, Northbrook was my kind of town for a while. Now I agree with Frank Sinatra, Chicago is…

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Apartment Hunting As a Person with a Disability

A Guest Blog by Dave Thompson

For all of my life, I had lived in Indiana.

Dave showing off his new apartment.

That is, until recently. During the span of the last several weeks, I have been in the process of moving from my longtime home in Griffith,…

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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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6 Money Management Tips When You Receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

6 Money Management Tips When You Receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

A guest blog by Maricel Tabalba

If you’re receiving SSDI payments due to a disability, you understand how crucial it is to have some type of plan so that you can make every dollar of…

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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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No Boundaries Tackles Spams, Scams, and Phishing

We’ve all seen plenty of news lately about security dangers on the Internet.

At  No Boundaries, we work on staying safe on the Internet every day. Our lessons in Internet safety include how to protect ourselves from spam, scam emails, and Internet phishing when we surf…

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4 Tips for Getting the Best Healthcare for Your Disability

A guest blog by Diamond Grant

When you have a disability, you sometimes need very specific care which may require more frequent doctor visits and help from specialists who are familiar with your condition. The process of keeping up with so much can quickly become confusing, and…

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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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