The JJs List Blog

Oh The Places They’ll Go (Using Public Transportation)!

GSB Work Study and Independent Living Classes

Since 2012 JJ’s List and Pace Suburban Bus have been working together to train students and adults with disabilities about fixed route bus transportation. Our workshops are called “Hop on the Bus to Independence” and they are fun, interactive…

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5 Steps to a More Accessible Home

By Caitlin Hoff, Health & Safety Investigator

Whether you are adjusting to a newly acquired disability or living with a long-term disability from childhood, having an accessible living space allows you a sense of independence and mobility in your home. Most homes are not built with…

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Ride Public Transportation with Confidence

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

We are all aware of the necessities of life: air, water, food, sports. I’m joking about the sports, of course, but I think that we should add transportation to this list as well.

Experiential Learning with Bridget…

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Workshops Have Team Hopping

Pace Suburban Bus Training Team, Ed and Bridget

Pace Suburban Bus and JJ’s List Training Teams have been busy with the Hop on the Bus to Independence Workshops throughout the Chicagoland area. Just this month the team has been to Lincolnshire, Orland Park, Elgin, Aurora and many…

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Wheelchair Bowling:  Do Wheelchairs belong in Bowling Alleys?

A Wheeling, IL Bowling Alley Reportedly Says Wheelchairs Don’t Belong.

Recently, a special education teacher posted a review on JJ’s List.com about Pinheads Jeffery Lanes in Wheeling, IL, saying that the manager denied her a reservation for her school group because the wheels of a wheelchair user…

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Another Organization Gets Disability Awareness Trained

Last week, our Disability Awareness Players gave another successful training session at Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich, IL. Everyone was actively engaged, and seemed to enjoy the experience. Here is what a few of the staff members had to say:

“Please keep your group…

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Is it Time for Your Agency or School to Hop on the Bus to Independence?

Here at JJslist.com, we believe that you have to be able to get around your community if you are going to be a part of your community.

That’s why we’ve partnered with Pace Suburban Bus to lead workshops for agencies and schools that help individuals with…

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Pride Mobility and Accessibility

We have a segment in our JJsList.com Disability Awareness Training sessions where we focus on accessibility for wheelchair users.  When one talks about a handicapped accessible parking spot or handicapped accessible bathroom, they’re usually innocently committing an inherently inaccurate statement.

This is not to say that…

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Synthesis: Weave – An Interview With Deane Saunders-Stowe

Do not underestimate yourself.  It sounds like something someone would say if they didn’t know what to say but Science Fiction author Deane Saunders-Stowe from Gloucestershire has woven an ensorcelling tale that epitomizes the value of finding logical strategies for you to make your way around…

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The Disability Awareness Players Are On A Roll

During this Summer of 2015, the JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players have been on an exciting roll of trainings.

Thanks to a grant from the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the ADA25 Chicago efforts, the Players had the opportunity to bring their message to the Brookfield…

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