The JJs List Blog

You Got a Call From a Job Coach, Now What?

You get a call from a job coach on behalf of a job applicant with a disability.   Your first thought might be that this individual can’t talk for himself so he’s obviously not a good fit for the position.

Don’t hang up the phone!  You may…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the second 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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People With Disabilities Make Great Entrepreneurs!

Some say that entrepreneurs think about the world differently from other people. Well that’s certainly true of those of us who have disabilities!

People who don’t have disabilities often take life’s simple activities for granted – getting dressed, walking down the street, understanding an email –…

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Ask Adrian Anything!

Welcome to the first 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…

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What is Self-Advocacy?

Jenny demonstrates Self-Advocacy strategies at a No Boundaries session.

Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for what you want and need. It can be something as small as asking your supervisor for help, or requesting to not have onions on your burger at a restaurant. Self-Advocacy is…

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No Boundaries Participants Meet President Bill Clinton!

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At No Boundaries, we have daily modules that are geared towards several themes:

Independence
Communications
Self-Organization
Self Advocacy
Technology
Social Thinking
Judgement
Personal Responsibility

We go into our local community and businesses to convey these themes in real world settings so that participants can take…

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Art Thou Winning Us Over, Starbucks?

Starbucks, Oh ye of the venti, grande, and talls!  Are you making a genuine commitment to hiring people with disabilities?

Recently, a video went viral that showcased a young adult with autism working at a Starbucks.  The video put music to his disability and gave him…

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Unexpected Behaviors At Work

When we go to work, we expect to do the job that we have been assigned to.  It is usually pretty straightforward.  Your boss gives you a list of tasks to complete and you do them.  It’s a professional environment where you know what’s going…

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Which Resume Should You Have?

With or without a disability, if you want a job, you need to build your resume.  What type of resume should you have?  There are two types of resumes:

Chronological
Functional (also called Skills)

We think you need BOTH!

At No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life…

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