The JJs List Blog

Beyond the Doctor’s Office: Resources for Health and Well-Being

By Laura Chicoine, Guest Blogger

The Adult Down Syndrome Center is a clinic for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome located in Park Ridge, IL. Our mission is to enhance the well-being of people with Down syndrome by using a team approach to provide comprehensive and…

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Search Announces Launch of NeurodiVERSED: A Neurodiversity Awareness Initiative

Search is excited to announce the launch of NeurodiVERSED, a new self-advocate driven awareness initiative. NeurodiVERSED, an Evanston Cultural Grant Fund project, was born from the need to create a platform for individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions to share their voices and further…

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Register for Virtual No Boundaries!

With 2020 behind us, it’s time to look forward and prepare for post-pandemic life.

Start brushing up on those skills you need to find and keep a job. Learn communication and technology tips that can set you apart from other candidates.

Register for our Virtual No Boundaries…

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Ask Adrian Anything – About Creative Writing

In this installment of “Ask Adrian Anything,” JJ’s List asked Adrian about his creative writing. He is a prolific writer of poetry and fiction, some of which we post on our site. We wanted to learn how he got into writing, where he finds his…

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“A Moment of Silence”

Adrian, of the “Ask Adrian Anything” blog series on JJ’s List, shares another poem he has written during these uncertain times.  His thoughtful words offer comfort and inspire us to thank all of the heroes in our lives.  

“A Moment of Silence”

By Adrian Drower

For the heroes in…

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All Fine at The Fine Line

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month last month, JJ’s List wanted to hear an employer’s perspective on hiring and working with a person with a disability. Below is our short interview with the folks at The Fine Line where our very own Adrian…

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Advocating for Disability Inclusion in Elections

By Brian Rohde, Self-Advocate

Stacey Abrams, Courtesy of kpbs.org

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is the host of the Disability Power Series, in-depth group discussions with influential people that empower people with disabilities. As a 2020 Fellow, I had the privilege of attending a discussion on voter suppression…

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Interview with Allan Bergman in Celebration of ADA30

Courtesy of ADA National Network (adata.org)

We continue to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark civil rights law that protects people with disabilities against discrimination and gives them equal rights in all aspects of life. We had the honor…

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How to Job Hunt with a Disability During a Pandemic

By Mary Dale Walters, Guest Blogger

Courtesy of brightview.com

Finding a job right now is difficult enough, but when you have a disability, it can seem insurmountable. In May 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 17.9%, and for…

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“Missing You Always”

Adrian is a No Boundaries participant who often writes the blog series “Ask Adrian Anything”  for JJ’s List.  In lieu of sharing his experiences of living and working independently in the community this month, Adrian has offered to share one of the lovely poems he has…

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