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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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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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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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Even Museums Can Get Disability Awareness Trainings!

The Disability Awareness Players went to the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago for yet another successful Disability Awareness Training.  Thanks again to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for making this event possible.  The staff was very engaged, and everyone enjoyed the presentation….

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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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Another Organization Gets Disability Awareness Trained

Last week, our Disability Awareness Players gave another successful training session at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich, IL. Everyone was actively engaged, and seemed to enjoy the experience. Here is what a few of the staff members had to say:

“Please keep your group…

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Lincoln Elementary School Gets Disability-Awareness Trained

As part of National Disability Employment Awareness month, the Disability Awareness Players  took a Disability Awareness Training to future business leaders and hiring managers at the Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park, IL. The students were very engaged, and seemed to enjoy the experience.  “I will remember all of it…

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