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With the New Year comes opportunity for growth and chances for self-improvement, including improving your social skills and educating others on a topic you care about.  Make a change and improve yourself at the same time by becoming a JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player!

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Fine at The Fine Line

Learning to fly on your own in life can be a real challenge, especially if you have a disability.  So you would think that finding a job for someone like me would be close to impossible.  Well,  you would be wrong.  I recently got a…

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Last Week in the Snow as a Wheelchair-User

Many people are unaware of the difficulty wheelchair-users face when maneuvering through snow. The news covers the story from many angles. Everyone sees people shoveling their cars out, plow drivers working over-time and people climbing over snow banks.  However, people with disabilities are never shown…

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The 5 Best Disability-Aware Videos of 2014!

 

The end of 2014 is upon us! In celebration, we would like to share with you our favorite disability-aware videos from 2014!

1. “Duracell: Trust Your Power – NFL’s Derrick Coleman (Extended Cut)

This video is beyond powerful. In this extended commercial, Duracell tells the story of Derrick Coleman – an NFL…

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A Look Back on 2014

12/12/14 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

NOTE: This post is far more enjoyable if you click “play” before reading…

As 2014 comes to an end and the No Boundaries team heads into the final weeks of December, a sense of nostalgia is rapidly consuming the hearts and minds of every staff member at 824…

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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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Gain Workplace Skills at Work

Justice at Hewn

I work at Hewn. I started in August, to practice my workplace skills in order to help me find future jobs. Hewn makes “hand forged artisan bread” and is located a couple stores down from No Boundaries. No Boundaries is a program that I attend…

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Nordstrom Inspires, Features Models With Disabilities

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

It seems as if disability awareness is getting more and more trendy and we like it. Major retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and is still going strong. Models in wheelchairs and with prosthetics show off Nordstrom’s wares…

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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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What is Success? Challenging the Comfort Zone

Success has different meanings depending on who you ask. Like everyone else, locating a job in today’s economy is a challenge for me.  Trying to find the right fit for someone with certain abilities or talents can be hard, but that is just a matter…

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