The JJs List Blog

Celebrating 25 Years of Work

By Sheila Hebein, Parent & Advocate

Chris at work at Evanston Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston

On April 26, 2018, my son Chris celebrated his 25th Anniversary working as a Mail Clerk at Rotary International’s World Headquarters in Evanston, IL. He has been working there since high…

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Foundation Funded Trainings Experience Success

The Disability Awareness Players had another record-breaking year in Fiscal Year 2017!

JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park

Overall 40+ Disability Awareness Trainings were provided to over 2,600 people in the most recent year. A recent grant from the Reva & David…

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Building Skills While Following My Passion

By Brian Rohde, ComEd Ambassador

ComEd’s Paula Conrad, Michele Ptasik, Anne Pramaggiore & ComEd Ambassador Brian Rohde

On Wednesday August 23rd, I attended the ComEd Key Managers Meeting at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL. There were between 150-200 ComEd and Exelon employees and managers in attendance…

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Is Your Company Overlooking this Key Diversity and Inclusion Practice?

Training at Toad & Co., Santa Barbara, CA

When companies think about diversity and inclusion practices they usually consider what efforts are being made about inclusion of different genders, races and sexual orientations.  But what about disability inclusion and what is your company doing about it? Maybe your…

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ComEd Energy Ambassador Visits Brookfield Zoo

Brian with fellow ComEd Ambassador Jessica

The Brookfield Zoo had a special Halloween event called Boo! At the Zoo! One of our ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors, Brian Rhode, hosted a table with another Ambassador, Jessica Esteves. They interacted with Brookfield Zoo guests by providing energy efficiency tips and passed out…

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Looking for the Perfect Gift This Holiday Season?

Just in time for the holidays, our friends at Visibility Arts, a visual arts program for people with disabilities, have made their products available on Etsy. From holiday candles to greeting cards, Visibility Arts has something for everyone on your list. Proceeds from purchases support…

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An Amazing Box of Opportunity in 2 Minutes!

The “Power” of Change is what it’s all about in this cool video and in our partnership with ComEd through the Energy Force Program.

Two JJsList.com and No Boundaries self-advocates serve as volunteer ComEd Energy Force Ambassadors; they go out into the community and share tips…

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Getting A Raise

Hewn is a bakery that specializes in delicious bread.

I love working. I love my job.

I have been working at Hewn as a dishwasher for one year. I am responsible for preparing my work station and the bread station for the head baker. I also wash…

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Interested in Being a Part of the Community?

On July 26, the 26th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was celebrated. The event  increased disability awareness, and efforts to raise inclusion even more are still in effect, mostly due to many leaders such as the ones that participate in the ADA Advancing…

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Happy Birthday to ComEd Energy Force!

Search, Inc., recently joined ComEd’s President and CEO, Anne Pramaggiore, along with many local and State leaders to celebrate the 5th Birthday of the ComEd Energy Force Program.  Many of you already know that Illinois is now an “Employment First State.”  That means that if you…

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