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Losing Season, Winning Team

By Tricia Luzadder, Manager, JJ’s List

Anna at the gate at Gallagher Way

Like many, if not most, Chicago Cubs fans, I was disappointed with the way the 2021 season went for the Northsiders. However, as a disability advocate and parent of a young woman with Down…

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Search Inc. Celebrates Direct Support Professional Week

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the heart and soul of Search Inc. They provide the support that allows the individuals we serve to live to their fullest potential each and every day. Search celebrated our wonderful DSPs during DSP Recognition Week, held on September 12…

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Finding My Purpose

By Ashley Alcantar, Guest Blogger

I thought I was going to be at a completely different stage in my life career-wise than where I am presently, and it is frustrating. It is frustrating because I’m having a “mid-life” crisis at the age of 24 and it’s…

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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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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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ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program Celebrates 10 Years!

ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program celebrates 10th Anniversary

Search Inc was so excited to join ComEd and 27 other agencies virtually to celebrate the kick off of the 10th anniversary ofthe ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program!  Orientation for the 2021 milestone year gave us the opportunity…

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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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TripCheck on Paratransit

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

Pace is always looking for ways to help our riders get from place to place – and stay in the know!

   What is TripCheck?

TripCheck is a convenient way to keep track of your Pace ADA…

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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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