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John Maxson

Business Reviews : Start The Dialogue

At jjslist.com we focus a lot on educating businesses to be disability-aware. There are various ways to do that, from our disability awareness trainings to the blogs and resources we post on our website. However, I think the best way to do so is for businesses…

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Meet Archie’s New Girlfriend, Harper Lodge!

The comic book industry is a multi-million dollar business. Comic book characters with disabilities are nothing new. They’ve been around in the comic book industry for decades, and have become some of our favorite characters. DC has Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl-turned-Oracle and Marvel has Professor…

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Business Pitches First Evanston Parklet

Hewn in Evanston, IL

There are parklets everywhere, but not one in Evanston, Illinois.  The bakery Hewn has teamed up with the City of Evanston to change that.  Located a few stores away from jjslist.com and No Boundaries, we are frequent visitors of the bakery. Like…

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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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