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The Scourge of Bar Tables At Networking Events

We’ve all used them, decked out in chartreuse cotton tablecloths and twisted into a knot around the middle, tops adorned with chocolates, business flyers and business cards.  Bar tables!

A staple of business networking and social events, they are designed to be a convenient spot to…

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No Boundaries and Local Bakery ‘Flour’ish!

We always have cause to celebrate when a hard-working Search-No Boundaries participant gets a job. This time it feels personal because the employer, Hewn Artisan Bread, is a local business that has been building its disability awareness through direct, business-to-business contact with JJsList.com.  They are…

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Pace Gets You To Where You Need To Go

For persons with disabilities, the thought of taking public transportation can be daunting and even scary.  In fact, almost 30 percent of persons with disabilities who do not leave their homes, choose not to leave because of fear or difficulties around taking public transportation.

Pace is…

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My Experience at No Boundaries – By Melissa

When I first got to No Boundaries I thought it was like a store or something with people who are my age.  The co-workers I work with are nice.  When I started working here the first time I was nervous because this was my first…

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The Thought Process Of A Deaf Man Going To The Movies

My wife and I have just moved to the suburbs and, predictably, we’re feeling verklempt about moving out of the city.  Besides needing to find new hobbies, we’re seeking out our local watering spots and movie theaters.

As an individual who is profoundly deaf, going to…

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JJsList.com and Search, Inc. March In Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade

On an overcast Saturday morning that was being praised for not being 95 degrees and humid, a rowdy band of JJsList.com and Search, Inc. staffers, friends, and Disability Awareness Players gathered at Plymouth Court and Van Buren to get ready for Chicago’s 12th annual Disability Pride Parade.  You…

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Audio Described Performances Now Available At Bumppo

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company believes, as many Chicago theatres do, that the arts have a responsibility to reflect and explore the interests and concerns of the communities to which we belong. While we at Remy Bumppo strive to serve our communities through our play selection, our partnerships…

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What NOT to Talk About in the Workplace

 

The New Year is underway, and Erin Kelly, jjslist.com resident on-line Job Coach, says that now is a good time to review your social communication and social thinking practices in the workplace. There are some topics that should be off limits whether you have a disability or not….

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Pace’s Fixed Route Bus Service

Need to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Pace Bus can help! Jump on Pace’s fixed bus route service and get to your holiday shopping destination without the hassle.

Fixed route service gives you the freedom you want, at the times you need. With…

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Stop This Bus, I Want to Get Off!

Taking the Pace Suburban Bus can be fun. But you still have to get off. In this instructional video, co-produced by JJ’s List and Pace, you’ll learn how to:

Request a stop
Wait patiently until the bus comes to a stop
Ask if it’s the right stop
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