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Ask Adrian Anything – About Creative Writing

In this installment of “Ask Adrian Anything,” JJ’s List asked Adrian about his creative writing. He is a prolific writer of poetry and fiction, some of which we post on our site. We wanted to learn how he got into writing, where he finds his…

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TripCheck on Paratransit

By Ed Madden, Coordinator for Public Outreach, Pace Suburban Bus

Pace is always looking for ways to help our riders get from place to place – and stay in the know!

   What is TripCheck?

TripCheck is a convenient way to keep track of your Pace ADA…

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Accessible Work-From-Home Tools That Can Help Boost Your Productivity

By J Bowlin, Guest Blogger

Courtesy of Pexels

Many might consider hiring persons with disability a risk; however, it’s one that can pay off handsomely. In fact, as discussed in the post ‘New Research Demonstrates the Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities’ employees with disability can —…

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Staying Positive in 2020

Disability Awareness Players, Sarah, Brian, Molly, Billy, John V and Sarah S-T

No one on planet Earth has not been affected by Covid-19. But as difficult and challenging a year as this has been, The jjslist.com Disability Awareness Players want to share some good vibes that…

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Brian’s 3 Top Energy Tips

By Brian Rohde, Search Inc’s Energy Force Ambassador and former No Boundaries participant

The ComEd Energy Force Ambassador Program was the country’s first energy-efficiency education program taught by people with disabilities. This program benefits the public, as well as the Ambassadors.

Brian Rohde, ComEd Energy Force Ambassador for…

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What I Learned From My Friend, Margo

By Kellena Dunckley, Guest Blogger

Courtesy of coloradohomeandgarden.com

During my starving college years in Boulder, Colorado, one of my jobs was as a live-in caregiver for Margo, a woman with advanced MS. We were quite the team. A bad ski accident had resulted in my having a…

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How to Job Hunt with a Disability During a Pandemic

By Mary Dale Walters, Guest Blogger

Courtesy of brightview.com

Finding a job right now is difficult enough, but when you have a disability, it can seem insurmountable. In May 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 17.9%, and for…

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#SearchSTRONG

By Christine Zanca, Residential Program Manager, Search Inc.

As it became evident that the state would enact a shelter in place order, Search began brainstorming ways to keep people safe. How can we limit COVID exposure for both staff and individuals served? When Search proposed a live-in model, we did…

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Thumbs Up for Our DSPs

Valy Ghiurca and Saul Reed

JJ’s List sat down – masked and socially-distanced – with two Search Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Saul Reed and Valy Ghiurca, to learn about them and hear about their experience of living-in with residents during the stay-at-home order. Below is a…

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Celebrating Our Champions – Trailblazers Virtual Experience

Thank you so much for your continued support of Search!

As you all are aware, we are at the mercy of a pandemic. While we here at Search are making sure that those we serve are among the protected – we have your safety in mind…

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