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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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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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