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Military Service Defies Stereotypes

 

Great In Uniform

For Israeli youth with disabilities, the fact they can’t join the Israeli Defense Forces when they turn 18 is a massive disappointment. Now, thanks to the help of the Israeli non-profit Lend a Hand to a Special Child, youths with developmental and physical…

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Disabilities In America: Fellowship Gives Hope

This month I got a chance to work at jjslist.com through my participation in the US Department of State’s Professional Fellowship Program implemented by Hands Along the Nile Development Services in partnership with WorldChicago. I was excited to see the work Americans are doing around disability awareness. In Tunisia,…

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Sam’s Club Rocks A Disability Awareness Training

 

Sam's Club – Evanston, IL

I am honored to be a part of the Disability Awareness Players, we just completed a Disability Awareness Training at Sam’s Club in Evanston, IL and I am impressed that such a well known company understands the importance of being disability-aware. …

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Take The Open Roads: An Artistic Look

Visibility Arts 2014

Want to be exposed to great art? Join us as we celebrate the art of Visibility Arts at Planet Access Company Store. Planet Access Company Store will host “Open Roads – Journeys and Adventures: An Artistic Look”.

What: Visibility Arts Show

When: Thursday, June 5, 2014 6:00pm…

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Wintrust & Ronald McDonald House? We’re Loving It!

Doug Porter, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, Philister Sidigu, Digital Marketing and Community Manager at jjslist.com, Rich Murphy, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer at Wintrust

The Wintrust Spring Fling is a fun event! Attending as friends of Wintrust,…

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Disability Community: Unfracture Yourself!

On The Table Attendees

I was honored to to lay it all “On the Table” last week with Jack Catlin (Partner, LCM Architects and Executive Committee member of the Chicago Community Trust), Karen Tamley (Comissioner, Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities), Marca Bristo (CEO, Access Living), and Sheila…

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Could This Be Game-Changing Autism Research?

Assistant Professor Alysson Muotri, UC San Diego

Recently, an article by NBC San Diego entitled “UC San Diego Autism Research Described as ‘Game Changer’” has come to our attention. Researchers at UC San Diego have taken stem cells from children with autism and converted them into…

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Pet Grooming Business Hires People With Disabilities


Opening May 2014 at the Hubbard Woods Plaza Shopping Center, Love Fur Dogs, is an exciting new business with a special heart to help people with disabilities. Love Fur Dogs is owned and operated by Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, International Certified Master Groomer, and her family, which… Read More >

 
Cindy Walker sailing

Sail On Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker and Ryan Porteous

With spring upon us and summer around the corner, it is only natural to turn our focus the Summer Paralympics as we continue our blog series about athletes with disabilities.  Welcome our spotlight athlete, Cindy Walker! Cindy, a Paralympic sailor out…

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USA Hockey Insider Discusses Sled Hockey

Alex Clark, Manager of Sponsor Services at USA Hockey

In our continuing series about sled hockey, we’ll be going more in depth into the sport itself. While our previous blog was about how the sport is played, we’ll be getting more in depth into the sport,…

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