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The Challenges of Flying With Developmental Disabilities

Why would an airline refuse a gate pass to someone who is providing support to a person with a developmental disability who cannot navigate the terminal independently?   That’s what happened when US Airways denied Hannah Newmark, a volunteer assigned to meet Schofield a gate pass….

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Get Accessible Uber and Lyft!

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I just read an article by Ted Trautman titled, “Will Uber Serve Customers With Disabilities?”  This article highlights that peer-to-peer ride sharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, are generally not accessible for customers who use wheelchairs. Trautman investigates the complicated issue of…

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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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Setting the Pace For Independence

Pace Suburban Bus sets a high standard for disability awareness when it comes to transportation needs for individuals with disabilities. jjslist.com and Pace Suburban Bus have teamed up again this year to help individuals with developmental, intellectual and learning disabilities build skills and know how in riding…

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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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