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JJ’s List 2023 Recap

Looking back on this past year, our JJ’s List team is so grateful for all that we have accomplished. Thank all of our amazing partners who made this year’s successes possible! Our Disability Awareness Trainings trained many organizations throughout Chicagoland in 2023, including the Museum…

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Happy Holidays from JJ’s List

In the spirit of the holidays, we asked our Ignite group at Search and our Disability Awareness Players what they are grateful for and their favorite holiday music and movies. Read their responses below:

What are you most grateful for this year?

Ignite Group

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Summer Highlights

Ignite, one of our Search Day programs, went on many adventures this summer. They explored the Chicagoland area by going to plays, movies, restaurants, beaches and more. They are excited to share their experience and they had so much fun! Read on to hear more…

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2023 Will Be an Exciting Year for Pace Riders

New UZURV and taxi options, new low-cost passes, free transfers – and electric buses are coming too!

Edward Madden – Pace Suburban Bus

For riders able to utilize the more convenient, last minute travel option of regular fixed bus routes, Pace is offering new low-cost passes and…

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Meet Sarah Armour, Community Education Assistant!

Meet Sarah Armour! Sarah has been an anchor in on our JJ’s List team for over 10 years in her position as the JJ’s List Business Assistant. She is also a Disability Awareness Player, providing training on disability awareness to businesses and other organizations. We…

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Say Hello to Tina Zemen, Visibility Arts and Community Education Division Manager!

Say Hello to Tina Zemen, a long-time Search team member!

Tina started at Search in January 2000, and has held several positions in Search’s Adult Learning Programs throughout her 22 years. Most notably, Tina founded Visibility Arts at Search in 2002, after program participants began requesting…

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Katy W – Employee of the Month Blog

JJ’s List and Search Inc are so proud of Katy W for reaching her personal goal for 2022 and for being named Employee-of-the-Month!

Katy W

Sarah, Katy’s Job Coach, shared, “From the time of her interview to the present, the Chili’s management team and servers have…

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Why Growing Your Support Network Is a Must for Caregivers of Disabled Adults

By Beth Rush, Guest Blogger

Western culture celebrates independence almost to a fault. To many Americans, being self-reliant represents strength of character. Of all the cultural myths you grow up hearing, this one couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s rarely a good idea to go…

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What Disability Pride Means to Us

July is Disability Pride Month, a time for people with disabilities to celebrate their disabilities as integral parts of who they are; raise awareness; promote inclusion and belonging; to lift up the disability community.

This year, JJ’s List is joining the greater disability community in the…

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Meet Our New ComEd Energy Force Ambassador, Abby S

The Energy Force Ambassador Program, currently in its 11th year, provides individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to work on skills needed for employment and empowers them to teach the public about energy efficiency. We are so excited to introduce Abby S as the new…

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