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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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Internship: Key to Building Workplace Skills

I recently started an internship with Keystone Alliance, an administrative services organization that supports Search, Inc.  I was excited to get this internship with the help of the No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life program. As my first internship, I’ve learned a…

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Robin Williams’ Suicide Brings Awareness to Mental Illness

Robin Williams

Believe it or not, mental illness IS a disability. It’s a mental health disability. But the recent suicide by beloved actor/comedian Robin Williams has cast a much-needed spotlight on the effects of this mental health disability and the sad stigma surrounding it. But when…

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Save the Date – Sept 18th Wine Walk

 

We’re getting ready for the first Annual Wine Walk! We  hope to see you out and about, checking out the products various merchants are selling and enjoying the wonderful wine from Vinic Wine – all for a great cause! Thank you to the Chicago/ Dempster…

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Is The New Accessibility Logo A Hit Or Miss?

Accessibility Logo, Courtesy of Accessible Icon Project

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new legislation, creating a new policy for accessibility. The law amends existing New York State law, requiring that the word “handicapped” be removed from state signage, or replaced with a different…

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The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 24, So What?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, signed on July 26, 1990, forced businesses to be compliant. However, as we’re celebrating, lets remember that there’s still work to be done. Often, when I hear about what is and isn’t ADA compliant, it’s often from a business owner…

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Evanston Parklet Opens!

State Senator Robyn Gabel, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and the jjslist.com Team

Evanston’s first parklet is officially open! Located right here on Dempster Street, the parklet  had its official ribbon-cutting this afternoon, July 30, 2014, before a good crowd outside Hewn.

Our very own jjslist.com crew arrived just in…

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Sidewalk Sale Shows Businesses Are Disability-Aware

The Mexican Shop

With our cash in hand, we directed ourselves to the Chicago/Dempster Neighborhood Sidewalk Sale. We were excited to visit our neighborhood businesses, look at the items they have on sale, and see how disability-aware they are.

During the sale our No Boundaries team split…

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