The JJs List Blog

Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the fourth installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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Working in State Government as a Person with a Disability

I have been honored to have the opportunity this spring to serve as a Policy Intern Analyst at the State of Illinois Office of the Treasury.  This position lets me utilize my research skills and, as a result, allows me to be seen as a…

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Can Disability Rights be Maintained in an Uber-economy?

Of course…but as all things are, it’s complicated.

Uber and Lyft are the most recognizable names in the new economy of sharing that evolved in the roaring 2010’s and we applaud their success.

However, like with all new and shiny toys and apps, there’s still work to…

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Why Accuity Mentors Individuals with Disabilities and Why You Should Too

The rules for entering the workforce apply to everybody whether or not they have a disability so Accuity and No Boundaries recently partnered up for a unique opportunity that gave No Boundaries participants a chance to pick the brain of an experienced Accuity employee.

Tim Shanovich

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What is Self-Advocacy?

Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.

Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It can be something as small as asking your supervisor for help, or requesting to not have onions on your burger at a restaurant. Self-Advocacy is…

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How To Analyze Job Postings As a Person With a Disability

When looking for jobs as a person with a disability, you want to be smart and strategic about the process.  You are interviewing a business just as much as they are interviewing you! Do your research and find out what company will be a good…

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Art Thou Winning Us Over, Starbucks?

Starbucks, Oh ye of the venti, grande, and talls!  Are you making a genuine commitment to hiring people with disabilities?

Recently, a video went viral that showcased a young adult with autism working at a Starbucks.  The video put music to his disability and gave him…

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Unexpected Behaviors At Work

When we go to work, we expect to do the job that we have been assigned to.  It is usually pretty straightforward.  Your boss gives you a list of tasks to complete and you do them.  It’s a professional environment where you know what’s going…

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You Just Got Scammed! (A Tutorial)

You never want to hear those words.  But how do you stay safe from emails that are scams and phishing attempts?

Follow these 3 tips BEFORE you answer the email or click on the link:

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is: Emails… Read More >