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“It Opened My Eyes.”

Municipal Employees get Trained

Officer in training

Asked how a Disability Awareness Training would help others in business, employees of the Village of Northfield, IL said the experience would be, “good for first responders,” and “at restaurants and stores for better customer service.”

And they should know because they…

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The Art of Disability-Aware Customer Service

The Art Institute of Chicago gets Trained

Disability-aware customer service and the Art Institute of Chicago are like paint and canvas when we think about accessible art museums.  The Grand Dame of Chicago cultural institutions may be a little maze-like in physical accessibility to get into the…

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How an Educator and Pace Made Good Things Happen

Ed Madden leading a Hop on the Bus Workshop

We often hear that transportation – or lack thereof – is a barrier for teens and young adults with disabilities when it comes to getting and keeping employment.  We know it can be very tricky to get…

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Disability Awareness Players Return to the Field Museum

On December 19, the Disability Awareness Players did another Field Museum Disability Awareness Training. Here’s what one of the audience members had to say on the presentation:

“Excellent reminder of how to treat people with disabilities-like everyone else. It really makes a difference.”

Disability Awareness Players with…

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Service Provider is Person-Centered

Latasha with colleague Elisabetta

For many service providers, when it comes to transportation for adults with developmental disabilities, ADA Paratransit appears to be the only option. But it’s not a person-centered or integrated experience for riders. So when Latasha Grant, Adult Learning Program Manager for Chicago-area…

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JJsList.com Receives Grant from Synchrony Financial

Yesterday, the Disability Awareness Players went to Synchrony Financial in Chicago to train its staff. Not only was everyone actively engaged, but we also received a $2000 grant check to support our work!  Staff learned about sighted guiding, person-first language and best practices for engaging…

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Arlington Heights Memorial Library Grabs Disability Awareness Training By The Book

The Disability Awareness Players successfully trained the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, IL to become disability aware the other day. Those in attendance were very engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback. Here is what one participant had to say:

“This is a…

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Morton Arboretum Discovers the Nature of Disability Awareness Training

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Disability Awareness Players successfully trained the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL to become disability aware the other day. Those in attendance were very engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback. Here…

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Disability Awareness Players Take to the Stage

Thanks to a  grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation our Disability Awareness Players went to the Lookingglass Theater in Chicago for another successful Disability Awareness Training. The participants were very engaged and enjoyed the presentation. Here’s what a few of them had to say:

“Thank you…

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