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Guest Post: Finding My Zen

Meg Barnhart, Founder/Co-Creator of the zen of slow cooking, shares how she found zen in her kitchen.

 

When people asked me why I started the zen of slow cooking the first answer is simple – I was looking for an easy way to ease my “mom-guilt.”

With…

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Wine Walk Raises Almost $6,000, $3,000 for No Boundaries!

Chicago/Dempster Merchants Association and JJ Hanley

The Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston was a rousing success! We are humbled by the support of our Chicago/Dempster community, the Chicago/Dempster Merchants Association and Evanstonians in general, who turned out in droves to support our No Boundaries program….

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How Karen Meyer Reshaped Disabilities in the News

Photo Courtesy of Chicago Tribune, Karen Meyer

In Chicago it’s hard to get the message out about people with disabilities working and living in the community. On television it’s nearly impossible. Karen Meyer, unlike other reporters, dedicated her career to doing just that.

For 23 years, she…

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Learning From Children With Disabilities

Cecilia Cartner—Getty Images

You should not feel bad for yourself, or pity your kids if they are born with a disability. You might just be surprised at what you can learn about true strength.

The Time.com article, “The Pain of Passing My Disability On to My Child”,…

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Evanston Charity Wine Walk & Visibility Arts Show A Success

Photo Courtesy of Kerramel Studios, Leah at Visibility Arts Show

Hundreds stood in line, September 18, 2014, during the Chicago/Dempster Charity Wine Walk in Evanston to show their support for people with disabilities by giving a $15 donation that will be divided between our No Boundaries

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Evanston MashUp Embraces Disability Awareness Players

Photo Courtesy of Evanston Photographic Studios, Inc.

On Tuesday, September 16, 22014, we at jjslist.com co-hosted Evanston MashUp, a get-together held at Northwestern University. The event, hosted by Northwestern University, and coordinated with the City of Evanston and Evanston Chamber of Commerce, is an annual event…

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Gain Workplace Skills at Work

Justice at Hewn

I work at Hewn. I started in August, to practice my workplace skills in order to help me find future jobs. Hewn makes “hand forged artisan bread” and is located a couple stores down from No Boundaries. No Boundaries is a program that I attend…

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Guest Speaker Series: Working At Target

Recently, we had Sarah Goldberg, a guest speaker currently working at Target stop by No Boundaries to tell us about her experience working at the retail store as a person with a disability. She has a lot of experience working at the cash register and…

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Top Ten Recommendations for Optimizing Success in School

Oak Wealth Advisors‘ Educational Special Needs Advisory is out! Below is their list of Top Ten Recommendations for Optimizing Success in School:

1. Establish Relationships. Teachers, social workers, psychiatrists, and administrators will be part of your family’s lives for many years. Do whatever you can to…

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Visibility Arts to Showcase Artists with Disabilities at Wine Walk

Work In Progress By Leah

Toast to a great cause! On September 18, 2014, Visibility Arts will host “The Path to Independence: Finding Your Voice,” an art show featuring artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The art show will be held from 5 to 8pm at…

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