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Workplace Accommodation is Not a One-Way Street

It’s the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and there are lots of conversations about the kind of progress that has been made in integrating individuals with disabilities into the workplace.  But there are also many conversations underway about how much work we…

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The Thought Process Of A Deaf Man Going To The Movies

My wife and I have just moved to the suburbs and, predictably, we’re feeling verklempt about moving out of the city.  Besides needing to find new hobbies, we’re seeking out our local watering spots and movie theaters.

As an individual who is profoundly deaf, going to…

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Even CEOs Need Job Coaches

JJ Hanley

I was listening to a podcast by a job coach the other day named Marshall Goldsmith. He’s a pretty famous guy in business because he’s a job coach to leaders of giant companies like General Electric and Motorola.  That’s right.  Even big CEOs of…

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Audio Described Performances Now Available At Bumppo

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company believes, as many Chicago theatres do, that the arts have a responsibility to reflect and explore the interests and concerns of the communities to which we belong. While we at Remy Bumppo strive to serve our communities through our play selection, our partnerships…

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Missing 8-Year-Old With Autism Found At Mall

Brooklyn Venter

The search for Brooklyn Venter, an eight year old that went missing from the playground at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie for over six hours on September 25th, highlights the difficulties of finding a child with autism.

Brooklyn wandered away from his parents near…

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Top Ten Recommendations for Optimizing Success in School

Oak Wealth Advisors‘ Educational Special Needs Advisory is out! Below is their list of Top Ten Recommendations for Optimizing Success in School:

1. Establish Relationships. Teachers, social workers, psychiatrists, and administrators will be part of your family’s lives for many years. Do whatever you can to…

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Robin Williams’ Suicide Brings Awareness to Mental Illness

Robin Williams

Believe it or not, mental illness IS a disability. It’s a mental health disability. But the recent suicide by beloved actor/comedian Robin Williams has cast a much-needed spotlight on the effects of this mental health disability and the sad stigma surrounding it. But when…

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Hop on the Bus to Independence

Using public transportation is an essential skill that people with disabilities need in order to live and work in the community. Pace Suburban Bus has teamed up with jjslist.com to offer a free, hands-on, interactive workshop to help participants learn to use public transportation for…

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Climb Aboard! Pace Will Get You There

Spring time is here! Have you taken any trips yet? If you haven’t, then we have a good suggestion for you: Pace Suburban Bus. Getting on the bus is easier than you might think, especially when you want to take a big trip. Taking the…

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Leap to Success: Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line

Networking Breakfast and Disability Awareness Boot Camp!

Learn the right way to talk to customers with disabilities!

People with disabilities are the fastest-growing minority group in the country with more than $200 billion in spending power. They can help your businesses profit and grow. Join us for…

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