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Plant a Seed and Watch It Grow

Disability Awareness Players Build Diversity and Inclusion

When we started training companies and organizations to welcome customers and employees with disabilities through disability awareness, we didn’t realize that the Players were helping to plant the seed for something equally important: including people with disabilities in volunteerism…

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Launching My Career

 

A guest blog by Kate Hilbrant
Many individuals have benefited from No Boundaries since the program began, and have gone on to have successful careers. One individual is Kate Hilbrant of Winnetka, IL. With training and support from No Boundaries staff and mentors, Hilbrant recently landed…

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Wheelchair Bowling:  Do Wheelchairs belong in Bowling Alleys?

A Wheeling, IL Bowling Alley Reportedly Says Wheelchairs Don’t Belong.

Recently, a special education teacher posted a review on JJ’s List.com about Pinheads Jeffery Lanes in Wheeling, IL, saying that the manager denied her a reservation for her school group because the wheels of a wheelchair user…

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Julia on Sesame Street and the Disability Awareness Players

A guest blog by Bill Sitter

At JJsList.com we always say, “When you have met one person with a disability, you have met one person with a disability.” It’s all about focusing on the person as an individual who is part of a group rather than as an…

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What the Heck is Person First Language?

Simply put, person-first language is a way of talking with or about disability that focuses on the person first and the disability second, if at all.  It’s easy! And it makes a difference in effectively connecting with your co-workers and employees who have disabilities.  

Fire…

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Deaf Students Learn to Take Public Transportation

Bridget at one of the Hop on the Bus Trainings

When a class of deaf and hard of hearing students boarded a public bus recently, they got a surprise.  Bridget, a disability self-advocate, who was there to train them spoke her lines in sign language!

The students…

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Learns About Disability Awareness

Last week was a busy one for our Disability Awareness Players as they did not one, but THREE trainings for the Forest Preserves of Cook County at the Brookfield Zoo. Everyone had a great two days, and even got to spend some time at the…

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Glencoe Illinois School District Gets Disability Awareness Educated

When the JJ’s List.com Disability Awareness Players trained Glencoe Schools in Glencoe, IL. to be disability aware, they were helping teachers, administrators and teachers assistants build the knowledge they want and need to educate future generations in how to communicate comfortably and confidently with people…

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“It Opened My Eyes.”

Municipal Employees get Trained

Officer in training

Asked how a Disability Awareness Training would help others in business, employees of the Village of Northfield, IL said the experience would be, “good for first responders,” and “at restaurants and stores for better customer service.”

And they should know because they…

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Be a Voice for Change – Be Like Ed Roberts!

Disability Online at JJsList.com

It’s late January.  Are you still trying to figure out what you are going to do with your 2017?  

Maybe you can take a cue from a famous person with a disability, Ed Roberts, and build your Voice for Change by writing…

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