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Meet Sarah Armour, Community Education Assistant!

Meet Sarah Armour! Sarah has been an anchor in on our JJ’s List team for over 10 years in her position as the JJ’s List Business Assistant. She is also a Disability Awareness Player, providing training on disability awareness to businesses and other organizations. We…

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Say Hello to Tina Zemen, Visibility Arts and Community Education Division Manager!

Say Hello to Tina Zemen, a long-time Search team member!

Tina started at Search in January 2000, and has held several positions in Search’s Adult Learning Programs throughout her 22 years. Most notably, Tina founded Visibility Arts at Search in 2002, after program participants began requesting…

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Q&A with Keystone Alliance CEO, Greg Petersen

Search, Inc, the parent organization of JJ’s List, is part of the Keystone Alliance, a family of nonprofits with missions to support people with disabilities that work together. JJ’s List sat down with Keystone Alliance CEO, Greg Petersen, to ask him some questions about himself,…

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End of Year Musings by the Disability Awareness Players

Disability Awareness Players Michaela M, Billy C, Sarah A, Sarah ST, Bring R, and Henry

The end of the year is a time of reflection, so we asked the Disability Awareness Players a question for reflection. Below are some of their thoughts.

“What was your favorite thing…

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Is Your Company Ready to Include Disability In Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts?

If one good thing came out of 2020, it was the elevation of discussions in the media on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Last year’s health, financial and racial injustice crises knocked down barriers and highlighted many issues that have been ignored for too long….

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Person-First Language

By Sarah Armour, JJ’sList Business Assistant & Disability Awareness Player

The language we use often defines the way we think about things and people, including people with disabilities. When referring to people with disabilities, we at JJ’s List prefer to use something called person-first language.

What is…

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Working with Neighbors

Search Inc is excited to be part of Evanston’s 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action (YKNA), a Public Art and Community Engagement initiative that uses the transformative power of the arts to bring people together around the common goal of fostering an inclusive and…

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“I Wish I Had This Disability Awareness Training 20 Years Ago!”

The Disability Awareness Players with Jeremy Gill of the Lincoln Park Zoo

By the Disability Awareness Players

It’s a new season and the Disability Awareness Players are out in full force spreading disability awareness!  We’ve had a busy few months training folks all over the Chicagoland…

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Using Disability Awareness On The Job at Meijer

By Brian Rohde, JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player, Meijer Employee

Part 2

Read Part 1 of my story here.

Brian Rohde, Self-Advocate and Meijer employee

Thanks to my time with No Boundaries, ComEd, and the Disability Awareness Players, I improved my communication skills, gained self-confidence, and got a part-time job…

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