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Mental Health Awareness Month: Promoting Inclusion and Understanding

By Kamaria Kali, Search Inc. Administrative and Development Assistant

At JJ’s List, our mission has always been to bridge the gap between businesses and individuals with disabilities, fostering a more inclusive and understanding society. One critical aspect of this mission is promoting mental health awareness. Mental…

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Advocating for a Raise for Direct Support Professionals

On April 3, 2024, the Illinois Senate held a hearing on SB 3764. Sponsored by Senator Karina Villa (D-25), the bill has garnered bipartisan support and would increase the Direct Support Professional wage rate by $3.00/hour, effective January 1, 2025.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the…

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National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2024

Every year in March, we celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). DDAM raises awareness for developmental disabilities and works to build a community where everyone is empowered to succeed, both people with and without disabilities. This year’s theme is a World of Opportunities, celebrating…

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Disability Advocate Profile: Leroy F. Moore Jr.

By Kamaria Kali, Administrative and Development Assistant at Search Inc.

February is Black History Month, honoring generations of Black people in America who persevered through adversity and their important contributions. At Search and JJ’s List, we recognized Black History Month in many ways. One way we recognized…

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Action Alert: Stop the Elimination of Direct Support Professional Hours

Update as of 1/25/2024: Thanks to your advocacy, the Illinois Department of Human Services – Developmental Disabilities Division (DHS-DDD) has decided not to move forward with funding cuts to Direct Support Professional hours, and will keep the current rate reimbursement structure until July 1, 2024….

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JJ’s List 2023 Recap

Looking back on this past year, our JJ’s List team is so grateful for all that we have accomplished. Thank all of our amazing partners who made this year’s successes possible! Our Disability Awareness Trainings trained many organizations throughout Chicagoland in 2023, including the Museum…

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Public Transportation Improvements from Pace

by Edward Madden, Pace Suburban Bus

Pace is working hard for our riders, offering many new and expanded services and robust technological improvements! With our commitment to innovation, we are constantly striving to provide our riders with the best transportation options possible all while being a…

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Happy Holidays from JJ’s List

In the spirit of the holidays, we asked our Ignite group at Search and our Disability Awareness Players what they are grateful for and their favorite holiday music and movies. Read their responses below:

What are you most grateful for this year?

Ignite Group

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Thanksgiving Favorites with the Disability Awareness Players

The holiday season is officially here! We talked to our Disability Awareness Players about what they are grateful for this year, their favorite holiday traditions and more. Read their responses below. 

What are you most grateful for this year?

Brian: I am most grateful that I am… Read More >

 

Exciting Improvements from Pace for Riders

09/27/23 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Exciting Improvement from Pace for Riders

By Edward Madden, Pace Suburban Bus

Pace is working hard for our riders, offering many new and expanded services and robust technological improvements! With our commitment to innovation, we are constantly striving to provide our riders with the best transportation options…

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