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Networking Tips From Our Oak Wealth Advisors Meeting

Networking skills are essential for becoming a successful employee. We practiced networking skills at No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life last week. We met Mike Walther, the owner of Oak Wealth Advisors and Randi Gillespie, Director of Special Needs Services.  Oak Wealth Advisors…

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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Part 4 – Getting Off Of The Bus

Completing the set is the final video of our four-part instructional video series on how to take the public bus, starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown.

This time, they cover the basics of:

how to find out where you are
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Back To School, Back On the Bus

Hop On The Bus To Independence Is Back!

JJ’s List is continuing its partnership with Pace Suburban Bus to offer students and clients with disabilities hands-on, interactive training to build essential public transportation skills for independent, fixed-route travel.

Who Can Participate?

A public or private school, a service…

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[How-To Video] Getting Around on Pace: Staying Safe and Smart on the Bus

Fresh from the oven is the third of our four-part instructional video series starring disability advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown. This time, they cover the basics of:

What to do if you feel worried by yourself on the bus
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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: Waiting For and Getting On The Bus

In the second of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown give you the basics on how to:

Identify the correct bus stop and bus
What to do if the bus is delayed
Using the RTA Travel Information Hotline as a resource
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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: How To Plan Your Trip

Learn how to use an online trip planner to make sure you have all the information you need to travel independently on public transportation.

In the first of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown show you how to use RTAchicago.com…

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Behind The Scenes: Video Production Set for Pace Bus Instructional Video Series

The ability to take public transportation is a crucial part of independent living. For many people with disabilities, anxiety and lack of training are barriers to taking the bus or train.
Getting Around On Pace

JJ’s List is excited to be working with Pace Suburban Bus on…

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We’ve Moved

We’re moving up in the world!

 

When walking by our old offices at 930 1/2 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202, you may have noticed that the lights were turned off and the banners have been rolled up. There’s nothing to worry about, though, since all it…

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pace bus

Do You Know How to Ride the Bus?

One of the crucial skills for living an independent life is knowing how to use public transportation. Skills that many of us take for granted, such as looking up directions, paying your fare at the fare box, and signaling the driver when to stop, might…

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Zach Anner on Oprah – Disability on TV like never before

JJ Hanley and John Gier

Article written by John Gier, a JJ’s List volunteer and self-advocate with Cerebral Palsy.

Zach Anner, a young male with Cerebral Palsy from Texas, is going to have his own show. “Rolling Around the World with Zach Anner” will be on the…

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