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4 Tips for Getting the Best Healthcare for Your Disability

A guest blog by Diamond Grant

When you have a disability, you sometimes need very specific care which may require more frequent doctor visits and help from specialists who are familiar with your condition. The process of keeping up with so much can quickly become confusing, and…

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What the Heck is Person First Language?

Simply put, person-first language is a way of talking with or about disability that focuses on the person first and the disability second, if at all.  It’s easy! And it makes a difference in effectively connecting with your co-workers and employees who have disabilities.  

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New Beginnings at No Boundaries

Tricia and Stephanie at our Evanston, IL Workplace

This week was a bittersweet one at No Boundaries, as we said goodbye to our No Boundaries Trainer Tricia Luzadder and welcomed our new Trainer Stephanie Minich.  Tricia will begin a full time position as an Employment Consultant with…

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Deaf Students Learn to Take Public Transportation

Bridget at one of the Hop on the Bus Trainings

When a class of deaf and hard of hearing students boarded a public bus recently, they got a surprise.  Bridget, a disability self-advocate, who was there to train them spoke her lines in sign language!

The students…

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How We Got Ranked as a Top Blog

03/10/17 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

We’d be fibbing if we said we aren’t proud.  ‘Cuz we are. That’s because our JJsList.com blog just got named as one of the Top 75 Disability Blogs on the Internet.  Woo Hoo!  We rank right up there at #23, not too far behind the New…

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Caroline Brown (center) & Participants

How to Do Something Your Community Will Love

 You have a disability.  You want opportunity and independence in your community.  How do you help make that happen?  “Get involved,” says Caroline Brown, a volunteer with a candidate for the mayoral election in Evanston, IL.  Brown was a guest speaker recently at No Boundaries… Read More >

 

Is Your Company Overlooking this Key Diversity and Inclusion Practice?

Training at Toad & Co., Santa Barbara, CA

When companies think about diversity and inclusion practices they usually consider what efforts are being made about inclusion of different genders, races and sexual orientations.  But what about disability inclusion and what is your company doing about it? Maybe your…

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Forest Preserves of Cook County Learns About Disability Awareness

Last week was a busy one for our Disability Awareness Players as they did not one, but THREE trainings for the Forest Preserves of Cook County at the Brookfield Zoo. Everyone had a great two days, and even got to spend some time at the…

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Glencoe Illinois School District Gets Disability Awareness Educated

When the JJ’s List.com Disability Awareness Players trained Glencoe Schools in Glencoe, IL. to be disability aware, they were helping teachers, administrators and teachers assistants build the knowledge they want and need to educate future generations in how to communicate comfortably and confidently with people…

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Players Spread the Love for Disability Awareness

On Valentine’s Day, our Disability Awareness Players visited Evanston Township High School to give its faculty tips on how to interact with their students and fellow faculty members who have disabilities. Everyone was actively engaged, and we received a lot of positive feedback, such as…

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