The JJs List Blog

Park Yourself On This Parklet

I recently bought a bagel from Bagel Art and walked by the different boutiques on Dempster Street in Evanston, IL trying to figure out where to sit during my lunch break. My feet were tired but I was resisting the urge to go back inside…

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Employment First Act

Employment First: The Right Thing To Do

You know what true independence is? Having a job. The Employment First Act simply states employing individuals with disabilities is the right thing to do. Finally, it is now a law in Illinois and will hopefully get everyone to understand how important it is to…

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Leap to Success: Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line

Networking Breakfast and Disability Awareness Boot Camp!

Learn the right way to talk to customers with disabilities!

People with disabilities are the fastest-growing minority group in the country with more than $200 billion in spending power. They can help your businesses profit and grow. Join us for…

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Business Reviews: Best Way To Improve Service

I have a disability. Some consider it a gift, others a curse. Learning to deal with the cards you’ve been dealt is a part of my everyday life.  So, to make my life, and hopefully yours easier, looking at local business reviews on sites like…

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Money Matters: Bank Opens Doors to People With Disabilities

On Monday, our No Boundaries participants got a chance to visit the North Shore Community Bank branch in Skokie, Illinois. We’ve been discussing finances this session and this was a good opportunity to see how a bank works behind the scenes. While most of us…

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A Business Model For All Businesses

On a cold, foggy afternoon, The No Boundaries team took a trip out to Downers Grove to visit AutonomyWorks.  AutonomyWorks is a company that employs people with autism to do data entry work.

At AutonomyWorks we taught the associates 1 + 1 communication skills. 1 +…

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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.
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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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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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