The JJs List Blog

Two Jobs and a Full Life: A Q&A with Matt

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). In honor of NDEAM, we wanted to highlight the success of Matthew LaChapelle, a former No Boundaries participant. Matthew has had success with employment and is a great example of what someone with a disability can do. …

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Welcome to Ignite Norwood Park!

Search is excited to share that we have opened a new Adult Learning Program, our second in the Ignite model. The new site is located in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago.  Our Ignite programs are community-based, small and flexible licensed day services programs…

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“I Wish I Had This Disability Awareness Training 20 Years Ago!”

The Disability Awareness Players with Jeremy Gill of the Lincoln Park Zoo

By the Disability Awareness Players

It’s a new season and the Disability Awareness Players are out in full force spreading disability awareness!  We’ve had a busy few months training folks all over the Chicagoland…

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ADA 25 Advancing Leadership – a Q&A with Fellow Molly Wiesman

Mentor Melissa Reishus and Molly Wiesman, 2019 Fellow

ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is the legacy project of ADA 25 Chicago, a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The mission of ADA 25 Advancing Leadership is to increase civic engagement and…

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A Beginners Guide to Understanding Census 2020

By Tricia Luzadder, Search Inc/JJslist.com

The 2020 Census is coming up sooner than you think. In an effort to make sure that EVERYONE gets counted, Search Inc, joined a Complete Count Committee to share important information about the Census to the community.

More information will follow once Census…

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5 Tips for Traveling with Pace

By Ed Madden, Coordinator for Public Outreach, Pace Suburban Bus 

Pace Suburban Fixed-Route Bus

Everyone needs to get from place to place safely, but sometimes the “how” can be more challenging. For many, public transportation is a great way to get around. However, the process can feel…

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Promoting Self-Advocacy Through Reviews for Change Workshop

Workshop facilitator, Sarah Armour, assisting Ignite’s Erich

JJslist.com offers FREE Reviews for Change Workshops to agencies and organizations interested in teaching clients with disabilities a new way to self-advocate.

Reviews for Change Workshops, lead by Sarah Armour, Business Assistant at JJslist.com, teach individuals with disabilities how…

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Conquering a Fear and Landing on Both Feet

By Sarah Armour, jjslist.com Business Assistant and Self-Advocate

Willis Tower

On October 12th, I had a business meeting at the Willis Tower in Chicago, IL. This made me very anxious because I have panic disorder.  This means taking elevators, trains, buses, airplanes, and being anywhere else I…

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Oh The Places They’ll Go (Using Public Transportation)!

GSB Work Study and Independent Living Classes

Since 2012 JJ’s List and Pace Suburban Bus have been working together to train students and adults with disabilities about fixed route bus transportation. Our workshops are called “Hop on the Bus to Independence” and they are fun, interactive…

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Match Your Gift to JJ’s List Nov 1 – Nov 27!

This November, you have a special opportunity to increase your impact and empower people with disabilities.

Nov 27, 2018 is #GivingTuesday, a day for charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world to come together to celebrate generosity and to give.

JJ’s List and our…

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