The JJs List Blog

Devaluing Hindsight as a Parent of a Child with a Disability

By Barb Cohen, Guest Blogger

Photo Courtesy of 123rf.com

What If The Lesson to Learn Is That There Is No Lesson?

Hindsight in parenting rarely accounts for the complexity of the moment.

Suppose your child received feedback on her first assignment in college and called to say, “It turns out I…

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Top Ten Recommendations for Optimizing Success in School

Oak Wealth Advisors‘ Educational Special Needs Advisory is out! Below is their list of Top Ten Recommendations for Optimizing Success in School:

1. Establish Relationships. Teachers, social workers, psychiatrists, and administrators will be part of your family’s lives for many years. Do whatever you can to…

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Disability Awareness Players

Free Disability Awareness Training – January 23rd

Done with the holiday festivities? The fun doesn’t have to stop. Join us for an interactive and engaging performance with our Disability Awareness Players.

Our Disability Awareness Players are a hit with businesses and organizations throughout Chicagoland. Our team of experts in disability – people who have…

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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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Back To School, Back On the Bus

Hop On The Bus To Independence Is Back!

JJ’s List is continuing its partnership with Pace Suburban Bus to offer students and clients with disabilities hands-on, interactive training to build essential public transportation skills for independent, fixed-route travel.

Who Can Participate?

A public or private school, a service…

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People With Disabilities Educate Teachers

Chicago Public Schools Gets Advice From People With Disabilities

When Chicago Public Schools asked us to help them with a disability awareness training for their elementary and middle school staff, we jumped at the chance!  From our experience as the creators of the jjslist.com Disability Awareness…

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Announcing “No Boundaries – Train for Work, Train for Life” for Teens and Adults with Disabilities

NO BOUNDARIES – Train for Work, Train for Life offers unique experiential “on-land and on-line” training for teens and adults with disabilities to build essential skills for the workplace and for living more independently.

 

Overview

NO BOUNDARIES responds to the growing need for community-based, innovative and flexible…

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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

“What I love best about my students? Watching them become mature in their ability to make… Read More >

 

Congratulations to the winners of our SPILLS-Infinitec Grant Competition

02/20/12 - Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Word about SPILLS has been spreading. To meet early demand for our Internet curriculum for students with disabilities, JJ’s List offered a grant through Infinitec. 8 great schools were selected from a competitive field to receive the SPILLS Curriculum and training to implement it with students ranging…

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Lessons in Internet Safety and Productivity

Each Saturday this month, if you peered through the windows of the Northbrook Public Library, you might have spotted a group of talented teenagers engaged in discussion and interactive games with the JJ’s List Team. That’s because we’ve been putting our Safe and Productive Internet Life…

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