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Adrian Asks the Questions: An Interview with Alana K

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Typically, Adrian addresses his readers’ questions in his “Ask Adrian Anything” blog series.  But this month, Adrian asked questions of his fellow No Boundaries participant, Alana, to learn about her successful job placement as she surpasses a milestone.  Below is his interview:

Working at a…

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10 Tips for Dealing with Depression and Anxiety

By Sarah Armour, Business Assistant, JJ’s List

Courtesy of www2.illinois.gov

According to the World Health Organization, the Covid-19 pandemic that we’ve been dealing with for the past two years triggered “…a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.” Social isolation – having to isolate…

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Growing Up With “Boot,” A Sister Just Like Any Other

Joe Luzadder with his younger siblings, Jack and “Boot”

By Joe Luzadder, Guest Blogger and Sibling

To me, growing up with a little sister with Down syndrome was a blessing. It was also typical, however, because I did not know what it was like to grow up…

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What Inclusion Means to Us

To mark National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM), JJ’s List joined Down Syndrome International’s inclusion campaign, a global conversation to empower people around the world to advocate for the full inclusion of all people with disabilities in their communities.

Courtesy of Down Syndrome International

We asked several…

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Two Visibility Artists Showing in the Visible Invisible Art Exhibition in Evanston

Evanston community leaders, Indira Freitas Johnson, Fran Joy, and Lisa Degliantoni, are curating Visibly Invisible, an art exhibition that highlights the violence that many in our community deal with on a day-to-day basis. The exhibit runs from February 4th to March 14th at Evanston’s Noyes…

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To Date or Not To Date, That is the Question

Tips for Being Safe on the first date: the fourth and final installment in a series

By Adrian Drower, Ask Adrian Blogger and  No Boundaries participant

All good things must come to an end, and it is now time I take my leave. So here is the…

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“A Snowy Day”

 

“A Snowy Day”

by Adrian Drower

I just got to the Brown Line,
Soft, white snow is falling down.
The first snow of the season,
This snow is so beautiful.

I make it safely to work,
In a few minutes, I start.
As I get busy at work,
outside the snow keeps falling.

When my…

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NDEAM 2021: Spotlight on Bridget Brown and Pace Suburban Bus

By Bridget Brown, Self-Advocate

My name is Bridget and I am a self-advocate who works on behalf of Pace Suburban Bus

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and it is a perfect time to talk about how taking the bus and transportation is the key…

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Paving The Way By Bringing Customized Employment Training To Illinois

By Dennis Deany, Program Specialist, ICDD

Since October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD or the Council) would like to share that during 2020 we have partnered with Marc Gold & Associates to bring a project to Illinois…

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A Reflection on NDEAM: Working lets me…

National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM) is held every October to celebrate the important contributions that people with disabilities have made to workplaces and to the economy in general. This year, NDEAM’s theme is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion.” We are proud that so many of…

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