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Love Is Immortal

For the family you truly love,

A group of buds or great friend,

Love is Immortal,

From birth- even through end.

 

It can never be vanquished.

That call, from heart to heart; Love,

It’s always there in your heart.

Winged beauty- is the dove.

 

A red rose- just as sweet,

Even when Heart’s day…

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Evanston Rotary Club Supports Disability Awareness Players

Rotary Club of Evanston Supports Disability Awareness Players

The Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club last June provided jjslist.com with a $500 grant to continue the work of the jjslist.com Disability Awareness Players. Thank you again to the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club for continuing to support disability awareness. We’re excited to announce that with the…

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5 Things Every Business Should Know About Service Animals

Service animals are not pets. Often businesses think by posting a “No Pets” sign in their establishment they are exempt from allowing service animals in to their business. This sign does not apply to service animals.
Papers are not legally required for service animals. Business owners… Read More >

 
Wheelchair

Group Homes Versus Institutions In Illinois

The state of Illinois has long been behind in serving people with disabilities. A recent article by Karen Meyers titled “Illinois Family Choosing Group Homes Over Institutions” highlights the complex issues of transitioning adults with disabilities from institutions to group homes.

Four years ago Illinois had…

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Skokie Chamber Honors Non-Profit Of The Year

Last Friday, the jjslist.com staff got to attend the Skokie Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Board Installation and Membership Awards Luncheon. It was a very special occasion! They named us the 2013 Non-Profit of the Year, an award we were honored to accept. So we hopped in…

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Emma’s Squeaky Shoes: A Disability Awareness Business Story

An article titled “Restaurant Apologizes After Child With Disability Asked to Remove Shoes” written by Today.com contributor Kirthana Ramisetti, January 14, 2014, tells of a mother standing up for her child.  Catherine Duke and her two daughters, Ana and Emma, recently went to Panera Bread

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What is Success? Challenging the Comfort Zone

Success has different meanings depending on who you ask. Like everyone else, locating a job in today’s economy is a challenge for me.  Trying to find the right fit for someone with certain abilities or talents can be hard, but that is just a matter…

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Skokie Chamber of Commerce Honors jjslist.com

jjslist.com Non-Profit of The Year

Disability awareness is something we live and breathe at jjslist.com. While we enjoy our work we know there is a lot still to be done, especially when it comes to the business sector. How can businesses learn to communicate with individuals with disabilities the right…

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Lunch and Learn January

Lunch & Learn: Talk To Your Customers With Disabilities The Right Way

We’ve all walked into a retail store, government office or corporate environment and felt we weren’t receiving the best service. We’ve also had co-workers say inappropriate and/or offensive statements simply because they did not know it was offensive or inappropriate. Both of these situations can…

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Disability Awareness Players

Free Disability Awareness Training – January 23rd

Done with the holiday festivities? The fun doesn’t have to stop. Join us for an interactive and engaging performance with our Disability Awareness Players.

Our Disability Awareness Players are a hit with businesses and organizations throughout Chicagoland. Our team of experts in disability – people who have…

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