The JJs List Blog

Oh The Places They’ll Go (Using Public Transportation)!

GSB Work Study and Independent Living Classes

Since 2012 JJ’s List and Pace Suburban Bus have been working together to train students and adults with disabilities about fixed route bus transportation. Our workshops are called “Hop on the Bus to Independence” and they are fun, interactive…

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New Addition to No Boundaries!

Jenny Higgins, No Boundaries Trainer

Welcome Jenny!

We are thrilled to introduce Jenny Higgins as the new No Boundaries Trainer.

No Boundaries, Train for Work/Train for Life is a unique program for teens and adults with disabilities that focuses on building and reinforcing skills necessary for independence and employment… Read More >

 

Ride Public Transportation with Confidence

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

We are all aware of the necessities of life: air, water, food, sports. I’m joking about the sports, of course, but I think that we should add transportation to this list as well.

Experiential Learning with Bridget…

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Q&A with Travel Trainer, Kyle

Kyle at work with student on the CTA

JJ’s List recently sat down for an informative Q&A with Kyle, the Travel Trainer for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

Q. What is the CPS’ Transportation/Travel Training Program? And what is your role?

A. The Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Travel…

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Route to Independence: How My Daughter Learned to Take the CTA in Chicago

By Cheryl Bane, Parent 

Last month I got a call telling me that my 20-year-old daughter, Quincy, was going to begin Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) Travel Training Program. Gulp. The thought of Quincy taking the city bus completely on her own made me nervous because Quincy…

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Workshops Have Team Hopping

Pace Suburban Bus Training Team, Ed and Bridget

Pace Suburban Bus and JJ’s List Training Teams have been busy with the Hop on the Bus to Independence Workshops throughout the Chicagoland area. Just this month the team has been to Lincolnshire, Orland Park, Elgin, Aurora and many…

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Deaf Students Learn to Take Public Transportation

Bridget at one of the Hop on the Bus Trainings

When a class of deaf and hard of hearing students boarded a public bus recently, they got a surprise.  Bridget, a disability self-advocate, who was there to train them spoke her lines in sign language!

The students…

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I Started Taking the Public Bus…

…instead of Paratransit
By Alex Tello, No Boundaries Participant

Alex with timetable

I decided to start taking the public bus instead of Paratransit or a ride from my family because I knew I could learn and I wanted to be more independent.  It makes me happy!

Before I started…

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Use Bus Service to Get to Around

How to Use a Pace Bus

Plan your route. Travel your route.  Take charge of your life!

Pace Bus fixed route buses give you independence, safety and convenience to get to where you want to go:  your job, shopping, movies, restaurants, doctor appointments, meeting friends…you name it! These videos will guide you…

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