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Using Disability Awareness On The Job at Meijer

By Brian Rohde, JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player, Meijer Employee

Part 2

Read Part 1 of my story here.

Brian Rohde, Self-Advocate and Meijer employee

Thanks to my time with No Boundaries, ComEd, and the Disability Awareness Players, I improved my communication skills, gained self-confidence, and got a part-time job…

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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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Building Skills While Following My Passion

By Brian Rohde, ComEd Ambassador

ComEd’s Paula Conrad, Michele Ptasik, Anne Pramaggiore & ComEd Ambassador Brian Rohde

On Wednesday August 23rd, I attended the ComEd Key Managers Meeting at the Danada House in Wheaton, IL. There were between 150-200 ComEd and Exelon employees and managers in attendance…

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Make Your Summer Camp Great for Kids with Disabilities

Tips to Make Your Summer Camp a Disability-Aware Business
A Guest Blog by Alex Robbins

Singing songs, performing skits, roasting marshmallows over a fire to make s’mores, and of course, forming new friendships with fellow campers:  these are just a few of the most memorable aspects that children…

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Disability Awareness Players Share Their Experiences With Filmmakers

Last week, our Disability Awareness Players trained a group of filmmakers at Kartemquin Films to be disability aware. In addition to the training, the Players shared their experiences with living with a disability, as well as their thoughts on disability representation in the media. It was…

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Kudos to Duxler for Promoting Disability Awareness

Kudos to Duxler for Promoting Disability Awareness

Photo by Matt Mansueto Photography

Duxler Complete Auto Care is changing the nature of “business as usual” when it comes to disability awareness.

Duxler received the “jjslist.com Disability-Aware Business Seal Of Approval” Thursday, October 10, 2013, during a Disability Awareness Training for businesses….

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Customer Service Ladder

Customer Service: Businesses Must Evolve for People With Disabilities

Disability is something that can affect anyone. Some people are born with disabilities whereas others can become disabled for a variety of reasons including illness and accidents. Sometimes this can even be a result of medical negligence or a brain injury. I think it’s fair…

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Good Customer Service At Your Door

You’re a business owner and you want to provide good customer service.  For your customers with disabilities, a simple bell is a great tool.

Big Desire, Limited Resources

What if your customer needs help to get into the door of your business?  Whether you run a restaurant,…

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A Big Store with Lots of Heart

This post was written for the JJ’s List blog by guest blogger Celene Peurye.

Quietly, without publicity or a cause-related marketing campaign, without a voting contest, this major fashion department store is helping individuals with disabilities and their families in a personal, meaningful way.

My son has…

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Yes, Laurie, There Really Is a Way. And it’s not Santa Claus.

04/02/11 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

My friend and fellow disability advocate Laurie and I communicated recently about whether the disability community really puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to patronizing disability-aware businesses.  “Do I shop at our local Walmart, for example, over the local Target, because…

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