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I/DD Month

March Is Our Month: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  (I/DD) Month, and The Arc is promoting it all across the United States.  On Saturday, March 29, 2014, The Arc is asking people with disabilities, their friends and family to go out in the community and do activities that people enjoy doing…

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Speaking Up and Speaking Out!

We are self-advocates with disabilities.  We are speaking about

people with disabilities at Speak Up and Speak Out Summit in Springfield Illinois, today

November 5, 2013.  We are here because we want to learn how to

speak out.  We want to let people without disabilities know that we…

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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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empty special education classroom with desks and chairs

Innovation In The Special Education Classroom

04/12/13 - Education - 3 Comments

Teaching students with disabilities the importance of self-advocacy can be challenging. Here’s how two special ed teachers are using our free tool in their classrooms.

 

Theresa Buckman,
Special Education District of Lake County

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two apples discuss person first language

Person First Language 101

Person First Language: Are You In the Habit?
Why Use Person First Language?

At JJ’s List, we believe that what we say influences how we think. What we think influences how we behave. When we use person first language (also known as people first language), we send…

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hand ringing bigbell by inclusion solutions

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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Matt, Brett and Allissa, our Volunterns at their computers at JJ's List

Professionals donate time to coach our volunterns with disabilities

12/19/12 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments


JJ’s List just completed its first 8-week Voluntern Program, where five individuals with disabilities worked weekly to build their Internet and professional business skills at the JJ’s List office.

Each was paired with one of our Voluntern Coaches, who came from various professional backgrounds and had…

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The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge

JJ’s List participates in The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge 2012

In our quest to strengthen jjslist.com, our website that aims to be a platform for people with disabilities to connect with businesses, JJ’s List applied to The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge 2012. Of 61 non-profit hopefuls, 12 were selected to be paired with teams of…

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Cupcakes and Conversation

Learn, Eat and Do Good while you Shop for Groceries on Aug 29!

Have you ever avoided talking with a person who has a disability
because you’re afraid you’ll say the wrong thing?

Cupcakes & Conversation
You and your friends are invited to “Cupcakes & Conversation”, where you can build confidence and comfort to interact positively with individuals who have disabilities….

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Takin’ Care Of Business

06/27/12 - Events - 1 Comment

JJ’s List was showered with plenty of love and enthusiasm by self-advocates with disabilities at Employment Works 2012 in Bloomington, IL on Jun 19.

With this year’s rally focused on employment, JJ’s List taught more than 100 self-advocates and agency staff why consumer self-advocacy is an…

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