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To Date or Not to Date, That is the Question

Building Your Online Profile: The first installment in a series about online dating

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By: Adrian Drower, Ask Adrian Blogger and No Boundaries Participant

Most movies and TV shows make finding a love life relatively easy, but we all know that it is not always the case….

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10 Tips for Respecting People with Disabilities

By Ignite, Evanston

Graphic created by Ignite Participants

July is Disability Pride Month, a time for people with disabilities to celebrate who they are. It is also a time for others to learn how to become better neighbors, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances with people with disabilities whom…

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Your Story is Your Legacy: The Intersection of Disabled and Queer Identity

By: Melanie Ausbrook, Adult Learning Program Manager, Search Inc

Both neurodiversity and queerness/sexual identity are often viewed as spectrums. The Kinsey Scale places sexual identity on a continuum with no person being totally ‘straight’ or ‘gay.’ Similarly, autism is defined as a spectrum disorder with no…

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Disability Lead – Inspiring People with Disabilities and Building Leaders

By Brian Rohde, Guest Blogger

Recently, Disability Lead, formerly ADA 25 Advancing Leadership, hosted another webinar in their Power Series highlighting leaders in the community who have disabilities. In this series, Disability Lead hosted Actor and Comedian, Maysoon Ziyad. Maysoon Ziyad told her story about how…

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Reigniting Friendships at Ignite

Everyone is excited to begin getting back to a pre-pandemic “normalcy” after a long, arduous year of quarantine. When Ignite Evanston reopened its doors to participants just a few weeks ago in mid-May, there were smiles all around. The staff was excited to welcome old…

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Spotlight on Alana K.

Last month was Autism Awareness Month. To help mark the event, JJ’s List sat down to talk with No Boundaries participant, Alana K. We are grateful for her willingness to share her story, insight, and advice with our readers.

Tell me about yourself:

Alana at No Boundaries

My…

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Pace Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination to Help Keep Riders Safe

By Ed Madden, Coordinator for Public Outreach, Pace Suburban Bus

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most important steps you can take to keep your community healthy, which is why we’re answering some of the key questions riders have about getting vaccinated.

Why should I…

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Autism Acceptance vs Awareness

By Amanda Bulgrin, Program Development Coordinator, Search Inc

This April, autistic self-advocates are calling for change. In the past, the month of April has been observed as Autism Awareness month, but advocates point out it is more effective and necessary to practice Autism Acceptance not just…

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Spotlight on John G

To celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Month, JJ’s List had the chance to spotlight one of our own Disability Awareness Players, John G. We are grateful for John’s willingness to tell us his story and excited to share with our community. John shares stories about independence and…

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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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