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How Mentoring Kids on the Autism Spectrum Changed My Life

09/04/13 - Guest Blogger - 9 Comments

jjslist.com volunteer Ira shares his mentoring story.

I’m a young adult diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome who mentors two teenage boys with High-Functioning Autism.

When I was their age, although I related much better to adults than my peers, I didn’t know any adults like myself. And for…

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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Part 4 – Getting Off Of The Bus

Completing the set is the final video of our four-part instructional video series on how to take the public bus, starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown.

This time, they cover the basics of:

how to find out where you are
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This Is Not Goodbye.

08/23/13 - JJ's List Fun - 4 Comments

Today marks my last day at jjslist.com. Next week, I fly halfway around the world to spend the next two years in Singapore.

Shuling with JJ

As I was packing my things yesterday, I came across the JJ’s List folder that JJ had handed me 3 years…

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[How-To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Staying Safe and Smart on the Bus

Fresh from the oven is the third of our four-part instructional video series starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown. This time, they cover the basics of:

What to do if you feel worried by yourself on the bus
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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: Waiting For and Getting On The Bus

In the second of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown give you the basics on how to:

Identify the correct bus stop and bus
What to do if the bus is delayed
Using the RTA Travel Information Hotline as a resource
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Announcing “No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life” for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

NO BOUNDARIES – Train for Work, Train for Life offers unique experiential “on-land and on-line” training for teens and adults with disabilities to build essential skills for the workplace and for living more independently.

 

Overview

NO BOUNDARIES responds to the growing need for community-based, innovative and flexible…

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Free to Explore – See the FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment in Action

How the FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment hooks onto Nura's Wheelchair

A whole new world of adventures have opened up for me this past week.  I am a young woman who happens to use a wheelchair and never in a million years did I think I could go…

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Communications Skills and Technology Training for Employment Readiness

Learning appropriate communications and technology skills for the workplace is crucial for anyone working towards becoming gainfully employed – people with disabilities are no exception.

Technology and Communications Skills Training

We’re glad to say that we’ve just completed yet another great season of our Communications Skills and…

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JJ’s List Awarded Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club Community Grant 2013

06/19/13 - Awards - 0 Comments

JJ’s List is proud to receive grant support from the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club

The funds will go directly towards providing our Disability Awareness Training for Evanston school, civic and business organizations. Our training participants will learn useful tips for interacting comfortably and confidently with people…

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Guitar Lake, Sequoia National Park. Photo by Steve Dunleavy

How to Get Your Free National Park Pass for People with Disabilities

Did you come here from google?  Take a moment to read this and explore the rest of JJsList.com!
The Access Pass gives people with disabilities lifetime free entry to any of the over 2,000 Federal park and recreation sites.

Glacier National Park. Photo by eleephotography

Whether you’re a nature…

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