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Whole Foods 5% Day Highlights!

Illinois State Rep Robyn Gabel was among hundreds of customers who participated in the JJ’s List 5% Day at Whole Foods Market Evanston South! Here’re some of the highlights from Aug 29:

We posted facts on disability awareness all around the store, so Whole Foods…

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Save the Date for our Impact Showcase!

Come Sunday Oct 28, 2012, Team JJ’s List will be out in full
force to show you how we’ve put your support in action to:

  


Meet the people who make it happen.

Watch us at work. 

Sunday Oct 28, 2012
1pm – 5pm
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Our Disability Awareness Training for Businesses is about to get a whole new level of awesome.

Disability Poets in Da House!

Over the last few weeks, the JJ’s List Disability Awareness Players have been working with spoken word extraordinaire and hip hop artist Pinqy Ring, to come up with our own spoken word poem on disability awareness!

We’ve found spoken word to be…

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Cupcakes and Conversation

Learn, Eat and Do Good while you Shop for Groceries on Aug 29!

Have you ever avoided talking with a person who has a disability
because you’re afraid you’ll say the wrong thing?

Cupcakes & Conversation
You and your friends are invited to “Cupcakes & Conversation”, where you can build confidence and comfort to interact positively with individuals who have disabilities….

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D-blogger of the Month: 5 Boys and 1 Girl make 6

This is a guest blog post by Katie Driscoll, a mother of a girl with Down Syndrome and the author of the blog 5 Boys and 1 Girl make 6.

On a beautiful day in August of 2009 my husband and I walked to the hospital…

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Girl Scouts under fire

Today, the Chicago Tribune posted a story about a Deaf girl whose family has tried to ensure she has ASL interpreting for her at Girl Scout events. (click here to see story)  In response, the Girl Scouts have apparently disbanded the troop rather than pay…

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People with and without disabilities make a western!

Just came across this neat documentary about an annual camp where people with and without disabilities come together to make an original narrative film. They’ve finished filming and are currently in the edit stage. Take a look at their 4-minute video for more…

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Do You Know How to Ride the Bus?

One of the crucial skills for living an independent life is knowing how to use public transportation. Skills that many of us take for granted, such as looking up directions, paying your fare at the fare box, and signaling the driver when to stop, might…

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Takin’ Care Of Business

06/27/12 - Events - 1 Comment

JJ’s List was showered with plenty of love and enthusiasm by self-advocates with disabilities at Employment Works 2012 in Bloomington, IL on Jun 19.

With this year’s rally focused on employment, JJ’s List taught more than 100 self-advocates and agency staff why consumer self-advocacy is an…

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Lessons we can learn from Steppenwolf Theatre

When Jake Joehl, our social media assistant who is blind, returned from a trip to Steppenwolf Theatre, he could not stop raving about what a wonderful experience he had had there. But wait, you might wonder, how could a person who is blind possibly enjoy…

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