The JJs List Blog

Disabilities In America: Fellowship Gives Hope

This month I got a chance to work at jjslist.com through my participation in the US Department of State’s Professional Fellowship Program implemented by Hands Along the Nile Development Services in partnership with WorldChicago. I was excited to see the work Americans are doing around disability awareness. In Tunisia,…

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Disability Community: Unfracture Yourself!

On The Table Attendees

I was honored to to lay it all “On the Table” last week with Jack Catlin (Partner, LCM Architects and Executive Committee member of the Chicago Community Trust), Karen Tamley (Comissioner, Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities), Marca Bristo (CEO, Access Living), and Sheila…

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Girl Scouts under fire

Today, the Chicago Tribune posted a story about a Deaf girl whose family has tried to ensure she has ASL interpreting for her at Girl Scout events. (click here to see story)  In response, the Girl Scouts have apparently disbanded the troop rather than pay…

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