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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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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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To Date or Not To Date, That is the Question

How to spot red flags & stay motivated: the third installment in a series about online dating 

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

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Safety is a big thing these days, especially online. Does that mean we need to wave the white flag and surrender? Guess…

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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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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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