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The Accountant (An Audit from Someone on the Spectrum)

The movie The Accountant (2016) recently premiered in theaters. The main character was Christian Wolf (Ben Affleck).

The story started off with the challenges that a child faces with being raised with autism. I myself did play with puzzles, absorb myself in limited interests, but thankfully I…

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Getting A Raise

Hewn is a bakery that specializes in delicious bread.

I love working. I love my job.

I have been working at Hewn as a dishwasher for one year. I am responsible for preparing my work station and the bread station for the head baker. I also wash…

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Five Fulfilling Jobs That Seniors With Disabilities Can Do From Home

For seniors with disabilities, finding suitable work can be a bit stressful. Finding a job that allows for a flexible schedule while accommodating differently-abled employees can be an overwhelming task, but there are wonderful jobs that can be done from home, offer good pay, and…

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Is it Time for Your Agency or School to Hop on the Bus to Independence?

Here at JJslist.com, we believe that you have to be able to get around your community if you are going to be a part of your community.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Pace Suburban Bus to lead workshops for agencies and schools that help individuals with…

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Working in State Government as a Person with a Disability

I have been honored to have the opportunity this spring to serve as a Policy Intern Analyst at the State of Illinois Office of the Treasury.  This position lets me utilize my research skills and, as a result, allows me to be seen as a…

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Adrian

Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the third installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is Recruiting Now For the Chicago Marathon!

Want to run in the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon while also making a difference in the lives of individuals with physical disabilities? GLASA has entries! Guarantee your spot as a charity runner today! Whether you have run a marathon before or this is…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the second installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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Working As Someone On The Autism Spectrum

I am one of many adults on the Autism Spectrum.

This article is about how I picked a skill as a means for compensating for any perceived weakness in order to live a more fulfilled life.

I figured out at a very early age that I loved to…

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