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Love Is Immortal

For the family you truly love,

A group of buds or great friend,

Love is Immortal,

From birth- even through end.

 

It can never be vanquished.

That call, from heart to heart; Love,

It’s always there in your heart.

Winged beauty- is the dove.

 

A red rose- just as sweet,

Even when Heart’s day…

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What is Success? Challenging the Comfort Zone

Success has different meanings depending on who you ask. Like everyone else, locating a job in today’s economy is a challenge for me.  Trying to find the right fit for someone with certain abilities or talents can be hard, but that is just a matter…

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Speaking Up and Speaking Out!

We are self-advocates with disabilities.  We are speaking about

people with disabilities at Speak Up and Speak Out Summit in Springfield Illinois, today

November 5, 2013.  We are here because we want to learn how to

speak out.  We want to let people without disabilities know that we…

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What Are We Speaking Up For?

We are at Speak Up Speak Out!  It’s right now, November 5 in S

in Springfield, IL.  There are 522 of us here…self advocates,

supporters, folks with different abilities.    There are

some job coaches here too.  We are here to stand up for our

rights and what we…

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Disabilities In Film: Becoming Bulletproof Raises Questions At Good Pitch

Photo by James Richards

Last week, we had the privilege and honor of being invited to the first-ever Good Pitch Chicago, an amazing day-long event where celebrities can be spotted and documentary filmmakers pitch their films in hopes of getting funding. Enriching?  Yes! Enlightening? No doubt!

Good…

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People with Disabilities and Seniors: The Connection

On Thursday and Friday, October 3rd – 4th, the JJ’s List Disability Awareness Players did a Disability Awareness Training for the staff at North Shore Senior Center in Northfield, IL. This was the first time the JJ’s List Disability Awareness Players had facilitated a training for…

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Making Music Accessible to Everyone

"Notes from the Heart" Woodlands Foundation Music Camp 2012 Ensemble Class

Being a musician has given me a place to belong.

I was born with a disability and use a wheelchair. Playing my violin has given me an identity as a musician rather than just “the girl…

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People With Disabilities Educate Teachers

Chicago Public Schools Gets Advice From People With Disabilities

When Chicago Public Schools asked us to help them with a disability awareness training for their elementary and middle school staff, we jumped at the chance!  From our experience as the creators of the jjslist.com Disability Awareness…

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[How-To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Staying Safe and Smart on the Bus

Fresh from the oven is the third of our four-part instructional video series starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown. This time, they cover the basics of:

What to do if you feel worried by yourself on the bus
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Postcard to Pakistan

Pakistani Disability Advocate, and Guest of Chicago Mayor’s Office, Experiences JJ’s List Innovations
 

 

When Pakistani advocate and businessman Fahad Bilal visited Chicago recently as a guest of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, he spent a day at JJ’s List learning how we use social…

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