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How Much Can You Work While Receiving Disability Benefits?

By: Rachel Gaffney, Outreach Specialist, Disability Benefits Center

Did you realize that it’s still possible to work while receiving Social Security disability benefits? If you or someone you love would like to return to work, the Social Security Administration (SSA) makes it possible for people of…

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Foundation Funded Trainings Experience Success

The Disability Awareness Players had another record-breaking year in Fiscal Year 2017!

JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park

Overall 40+ Disability Awareness Trainings were provided to over 2,600 people in the most recent year. A recent grant from the Reva & David…

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Letting Go for Two Bus Stops

Anna and her travel trainer

The Day My Teenager Learned Public Transportation

I finally got a call from the Chicago Public Schools district travel trainer to let me know that he was ready to begin teaching my teenage daughter how to take fixed-route public transportation.  She is…

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New Employment Tool for People With Disabilities

Here at JJsList.com, we champion the inclusion of people with disabilities as customers and as employees, and we believe in standing up for your rights when you have a disability.  Luckily, Equip for Equality has set up a new Employment Rights Helpline. The goal of…

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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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Audio Described Performances Now Available At Bumppo

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company believes, as many Chicago theatres do, that the arts have a responsibility to reflect and explore the interests and concerns of the communities to which we belong. While we at Remy Bumppo strive to serve our communities through our play selection, our partnerships…

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Pace’s Fixed Route Bus Service

Need to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Pace Bus can help! Jump on Pace’s fixed bus route service and get to your holiday shopping destination without the hassle.

Fixed route service gives you the freedom you want, at the times you need. With…

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Accessibility Logo

Is The New Accessibility Logo A Hit Or Miss?

Accessibility Logo, Courtesy of Accessible Icon Project

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new legislation, creating a new policy for accessibility. The law amends existing New York State law, requiring that the word “handicapped” be removed from state signage, or replaced with a different…

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Get Accessible Uber and Lyft!

Image Courtesy of Lyft.com

I just read an article by Ted Trautman titled, “Will Uber Serve Customers With Disabilities?”  This article highlights that peer-to-peer ride sharing companies, like Uber and Lyft, are generally not accessible for customers who use wheelchairs. Trautman investigates the complicated issue of…

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Attend A No Boundaries Information Session

**Note: Info sessions are Sold Out!

Oct 1st – Teachers, educators, agency professionals ONLY – 4:30 – 5:30pm

Oct 2nd – Families and individuals with disabilities, ages 18 + – 6pm – 7pm

Where: 824 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202

*Registration required, space is limited.

Does someone you know with disabilities need to build…

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