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Get Ready for Taste of Evanston

Mark your calendars for Taste of Evanston! This event will combine food, entertainment, and raffles to support local organizations such as No Boundaries that provide assistance to individuals who are looking for jobs. The event will be held on July 9th from 4-7 pm at…

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Letting Go for Two Bus Stops

Anna and her travel trainer

The Day My Teenager Learned Public Transportation

I finally got a call from the Chicago Public Schools district travel trainer to let me know that he was ready to begin teaching my teenage daughter how to take fixed-route public transportation.  She is…

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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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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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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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Check Out Our New Category!

As many of you know, one of the goals of jjslist.com is to encourage businesses  such as Adler University, Barrington Public Library, Baxter Healthcare, and Brookfield Zoo to become more disability friendly, both towards their customers and employees. And now, we’ve made it even easier…

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Two New Organizations Receive Disability Awareness Training

On Friday 9/16, several of our Disability Awareness Players led not one, but TWO more organizations in Disability Awareness Training sessions! Thank you to our friends at Search, Inc. and Glenside Library for participating in our program!

Do you know or represent a business or organization…

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Back to School

School started this week for many of you, and now is the perfect time for students and teachers to become disability aware. We at JJsList.com collaborated with Chicago Public Schools and Karl Productions to create a short video titled Disability Awareness: Students with Disabilities Teach Educators,  in…

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Who are the Disability Awareness Players?

We are a group of experts in disability, because we have disabilities!  And we are looking for new Players.

Since 2009, The JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have helped others feel great about serving and employing the fastest growing minority in the country…people with disabilities.  We have trained…

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JJ’slist.com Is In The News!

 

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Last week, we at JJslist.com got TV time when local news station WGN Chicago broadcast a story about our work to build disability awareness. The story featured interviews with a few of our staff members, and a clip from our work…

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