The JJs List Blog

Exercising Our Rights and Responsibilities

By Jennifer Gledhill, Search Inc Community Inclusion Coordinator

Bobbie after casting her ballot

Of the approximately 4.4 million votes cast in Illinois’ 2018 general election, 30 were cast by residents of Search, Inc.’s group homes. But the journey of those 30 ballots began long before the polls…

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Dance Program Enriches the Lives of People of All Abilities

By Jenny Higgins, JJ’s List Instructor and Dance Instructor

Evanston Dance Ensemble’s J4J Mentors

“Jump for Joy” is a dance program for young people with disabilities that takes place each spring at Dance Center Evanston in Evanston, IL.  Jump for Joy (J4J) began 11 years ago as…

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Q&A with Travel Trainer, Kyle

Kyle at work with student on the CTA

JJ’s List recently sat down for an informative Q&A with Kyle, the Travel Trainer for the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

Q. What is the CPS’ Transportation/Travel Training Program? And what is your role?

A. The Chicago Public School’s (CPS) Travel…

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Search Trailblazers 2018 Celebrates 50 Years of Service!

Please join us on Thursday, May 17th for SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2018: Celebrating 50 Years of Service at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago! This exciting evening will celebrate the 50th anniversary of JJ’s List’s parent company, Search, Inc.

Search was founded in 1968, in Cabrini Green, Chicago, to…

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New Beginnings at No Boundaries

Tricia and Stephanie at our Evanston, IL Workplace

This week was a bittersweet one at No Boundaries, as we said goodbye to our No Boundaries Trainer Tricia Luzadder and welcomed our new Trainer Stephanie Minich.  Tricia will begin a full time position as an Employment Consultant with…

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Interested in Being a Part of the Community?

On July 26, the 26th anniversary of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was celebrated. The event  increased disability awareness, and efforts to raise inclusion even more are still in effect, mostly due to many leaders such as the ones that participate in the ADA Advancing…

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Farewell Laurie, Greetings Tricia!

No Boundaries – Train for Life, Train for Work prides itself on bringing a diverse and knowledgeable group of Trainers to help participants learn the skills that they need or want in order to be successful in the workplace, and in the world, after school…

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Working in State Government as a Person with a Disability

I have been honored to have the opportunity this spring to serve as a Policy Intern Analyst at the State of Illinois Office of the Treasury.  This position lets me utilize my research skills and, as a result, allows me to be seen as a…

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Adrian

Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the third installment of “Ask Adrian Anything!”  This is intended to give our readers an opportunity to communicate directly with our intern, Adrian, about his experiences in the workplace.  It will be conducted in an interview format with Benjamin asking the questions provided by…

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Why Accuity Mentors Individuals with Disabilities and Why You Should Too

The rules for entering the workforce apply to everybody whether or not they have a disability so Accuity and No Boundaries recently partnered up for a unique opportunity that gave No Boundaries participants a chance to pick the brain of an experienced Accuity employee.

Tim Shanovich

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