The JJs List Blog

Could This Be Game-Changing Autism Research?

Assistant Professor Alysson Muotri, UC San Diego

Recently, an article by NBC San Diego entitled “UC San Diego Autism Research Described as ‘Game Changer’” has come to our attention. Researchers at UC San Diego have taken stem cells from children with autism and converted them into…

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Hop on the Bus to Independence

Using public transportation is an essential skill that people with disabilities need in order to live and work in the community. Pace Suburban Bus has teamed up with jjslist.com to offer a free, hands-on, interactive workshop to help participants learn to use public transportation for…

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Pet Grooming Business Hires People With Disabilities


Opening May 2014 at the Hubbard Woods Plaza Shopping Center, Love Fur Dogs, is an exciting new business with a special heart to help people with disabilities. Love Fur Dogs is owned and operated by Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, International Certified Master Groomer, and her family, which… Read More >

 
Cindy Walker sailing

Sail On Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker and Ryan Porteous

With spring upon us and summer around the corner, it is only natural to turn our focus the Summer Paralympics as we continue our blog series about athletes with disabilities.  Welcome our spotlight athlete, Cindy Walker! Cindy, a Paralympic sailor out…

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Climb Aboard! Pace Will Get You There

Spring time is here! Have you taken any trips yet? If you haven’t, then we have a good suggestion for you: Pace Suburban Bus. Getting on the bus is easier than you might think, especially when you want to take a big trip. Taking the…

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USA Hockey Insider Discusses Sled Hockey

Alex Clark, Manager of Sponsor Services at USA Hockey

In our continuing series about sled hockey, we’ll be going more in depth into the sport itself. While our previous blog was about how the sport is played, we’ll be getting more in depth into the sport,…

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Autism On The Job: Really?

SAP employees Patrick Brophy, right, and coach David Sweeney. Ciaran Dolan for The Wall Street Journal

Recently, an article in The Wall Street Journal came to our attention. While it is a step in the right direction, we do have a couple of issues with the…

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Tiny Catalyst Changes Hollywood

On Sunday, March 16, 2014 the Paralympics ended in Sochi, Russia, but one athlete went from the Paralympics to the dance floor. Recently, Amy Purdy, a double-amputee joined this season’s cast of “Dancing With the Stars”.  As a person with a disability, I was excited that…

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I/DD Month

March Is Our Month: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  (I/DD) Month, and The Arc is promoting it all across the United States.  On Saturday, March 29, 2014, The Arc is asking people with disabilities, their friends and family to go out in the community and do activities that people enjoy doing…

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