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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

During this Summer of 2015, the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield…

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No Boundaries and Local Bakery ‘Flour’ish!

We always have cause to celebrate when a hard-working Search-No Boundaries participant gets a job. This time it feels personal because the employer, Hewn Artisan Bread, is a local business that has been building its disability awareness through direct, business-to-business contact with JJsList.com.  They are…

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Matthew On The Job

I like vacation but I love to work the most. I work at Lou Malnati’s, an Italian restaurant in Evanston, Illinois. I work in the kitchen on Wednesdays and host during the weekends.  I also work at Walmart as a Sales Associate. In my role…

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My Experience at No Boundaries – By Melissa

When I first got to No Boundaries I thought it was like a store or something with people who are my age.  The co-workers I work with are nice.  When I started working here the first time I was nervous because this was my first…

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JJsList.com and Search, Inc. March In Chicago’s Disability Pride Parade

On an overcast Saturday morning that was being praised for not being 95 degrees and humid, a rowdy band of JJsList.com and Search, Inc. staffers, friends, and Disability Awareness Players gathered at Plymouth Court and Van Buren to get ready for Chicago’s 12th annual Disability Pride Parade.  You…

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Even CEOs Need Job Coaches

JJ Hanley

I was listening to a podcast by a job coach the other day named Marshall Goldsmith. He’s a pretty famous guy in business because he’s a job coach to leaders of giant companies like General Electric and Motorola.  That’s right.  Even big CEOs of…

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An Open Letter To the LGBT Community From JJsList.com

Dearest LGBT Community,

The people working towards disability awareness at JJsList.com would like to show solidarity with the people working towards LGBT rights in response to the momentous #SCOTUS decision to legalize Marriage Equality in all fifty states of the United States.

The simple right to live an unencumbered and…

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Fine at The Fine Line

Learning to fly on your own in life can be a real challenge, especially if you have a disability.  So you would think that finding a job for someone like me would be close to impossible.  Well,  you would be wrong.  I recently got a…

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Goalball: A Collegiate Sport for Athletes with Disabilities

There aren’t many opportunities for students with disabilities to play intercollegiate sports. For people with visual impairments, it’s nearly impossible to pursue their athletic dreams once they go off to college. However, the University of California-Berkeley is changing that.

Disability Scoop recently published a story about…

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The 5 Best Disability-Aware Videos of 2014!

 

The end of 2014 is upon us! In celebration, we would like to share with you our favorite disability-aware videos from 2014!

1. “Duracell: Trust Your Power – NFL’s Derrick Coleman (Extended Cut)

This video is beyond powerful. In this extended commercial, Duracell tells the story of Derrick Coleman – an NFL…

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