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Should independent living be a choice?

Ben is a JJ’s List volunteer who now lives independently. In this post, he shares his feelings about institution vs. independent living, and the recent Olmstead class action suit in Cook County.

A Mental Institution. Photo by stillawastrel

The proposed agreement as a result of the class…

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Theater

The Theater Audio Description Experience

Image via Wikipedia

In light of the recent decision by the Regal Theater chain to equip all their theaters with closed-captioning and audio-description capabilities, I wanted to write about my experiences with audio description.

This is a wonderful service which makes movies, the performing arts, and other…

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Finding Bauer

Sarah Goldberg is a JJ’s List volunteer with Cerebral Palsy. This post, she shares with us what it’s been like trying to get a service dog, and how she, after 2 long years, finally has Bauer in her life.

Hi, my name is Sarah Goldberg and…

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Why restroom labels impact people with disabilities.

We met Darby Morris at this year’s Chicago Disability Pride Parade and really enjoyed hearing her story, so we’ve invited her to do a special guest post for the JJ’s List Blog. Enjoy!

Changing the label on two single-stall restrooms helps buy users more time, which…

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Walgreens and disability-friendly service

Thanks Laurie, for sharing your story:

By now almost all of us are familiar with JJsList.com and the good work they do spreading the word about businesses providing good ‘disability aware’ customer service. Several months ago I’d posted a review on jjslist.com about our local Walgreens…

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Tim’s Walk for Autism 2011

07/22/11 - Events - 1 Comment

Tim at the Autism Walk 2011

JJ’s List volunteer Tim Finnegan shares his experience at this year’s Walk for Autism. Tim is a high school student on the Autism spectrum and a proud JJ’s List self-advocate.

On May 21, 2011, I participated in a Walk for Autism…. Read More >

 

Zach Anner on Oprah – Disability on TV like never before

JJ Hanley and John Gier

Article written by John Gier, a JJ’s List volunteer and self-advocate with Cerebral Palsy.

Zach Anner, a young male with Cerebral Palsy from Texas, is going to have his own show. “Rolling Around the World with Zach Anner” will be on the…

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Bridge Builder Project with Forrest’s Duxler featured!

Brian, Megan and JJ with Glenn Moak of Forrest's Duxler

Wilmette Life did a fabulous feature on JJ’s List last month, covering one of our Bridge Builder Project teams, Brian and Megan, along with JJ as they paid a visit to Forrest’s Duxler. As a disability-aware…

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