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Meet Sarah Armour, Community Education Assistant!

Meet Sarah Armour! Sarah has been an anchor in on our JJ’s List team for over 10 years in her position as the JJ’s List Business Assistant. She is also a Disability Awareness Player, providing training on disability awareness to businesses and other organizations. We…

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Katy W – Employee of the Month Blog

JJ’s List and Search Inc are so proud of Katy W for reaching her personal goal for 2022 and for being named Employee-of-the-Month!

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Sarah, Katy’s Job Coach, shared, “From the time of her interview to the present, the Chili’s management team and servers have…

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What Disability Pride Means to Us

July is Disability Pride Month, a time for people with disabilities to celebrate their disabilities as integral parts of who they are; raise awareness; promote inclusion and belonging; to lift up the disability community.

This year, JJ’s List is joining the greater disability community in the…

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What’s Your Favorite Way to Ride Pace?

By Edward Madden – Pace Suburban Bus

Affordable and accessible transit options

In addition to ADA paratransit service, Pace, CTA, and Metra operate several accessible transit services.

Fixed Route Bus Service

For senior citizens and people with disabilities, fixed route is a less expensive way to get around your…

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Celebrating Juneteenth at Search

By Martina Conley, Community Life Coordinator, Search Inc

Juneteenth, aka Freedom Day, is a federal holiday commemorating the freedom of enslaved African Americans. The holiday was signed into federal law by President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021. Juneteenth is celebrated across the country with classes, picnics,…

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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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Self-Advocates University – a New Self-Advocacy Initiative

By Jennifer Gledhill, Community Inclusion Coordinator, Search Inc.

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Back in 2016, Search, Inc. (Search) adopted the principles of the Council on Quality Leadership (CQL), an accreditation body that uses several principles to guide agencies like ours further towards person-centered services. CQL put into words…

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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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