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Ribbon Cutting & Open House

Businesses Lead Disability Awareness Event

Evanston businesses rallied around jjslist.com and No Boundaries to cut the ribbon at our new location at 824 Dempster Street!  Business owners and managers, large and small, helped celebrate a new step forward in the the integration of people with disabilities in the community and…

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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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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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Raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis in Chicago

Raising money and awareness for multiple sclerosis in Chicago

A mother with multiple sclerosis discusses her firsthand experiences at Walk MS: Chicago Lakefront 2013.

On a beautiful, mostly sunny spring morning, thousands of people came to Grant Park to participate in Walk MS: Chicago Lakefront, a three mile walk along Lake Michigan, sponsored by the…

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Peanut Butter And Jelly Gourmet Granola Bar by Kando Bakery

Chewy Granola Bars for Social Good

These gourmet granola bars are not just chewy, soft and delicious, but they also help provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Strawberry Lemonade Gourmet Granola Bar

Available in 12 different kinds, including Blueberry Almond, Cranberry Apple Pecan, Pina Colada and Strawberry Lemonade, these…

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Wayne Kulick Executive Director Countryside Association

Please turn out the lights when you leave

01/15/13 - Guest Blogger - 3 Comments

It’s happening more frequently.  Companies are choosing to move from Illinois to more regulation-friendly states, some families with disabled members have announced they are moving to where services are more progressive and readily available, and now social service employees are eyeing the state border.

Consider what…

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Girl Scouts under fire

Today, the Chicago Tribune posted a story about a Deaf girl whose family has tried to ensure she has ASL interpreting for her at Girl Scout events. (click here to see story)  In response, the Girl Scouts have apparently disbanded the troop rather than pay…

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pace bus

Do You Know How to Ride the Bus?

One of the crucial skills for living an independent life is knowing how to use public transportation. Skills that many of us take for granted, such as looking up directions, paying your fare at the fare box, and signaling the driver when to stop, might…

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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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An Institution

Should independent living be a choice?

Ben is a JJ’s List volunteer who now lives independently. In this post, he shares his feelings about institution vs. independent living, and the recent Olmstead class action suit in Cook County.

A Mental Institution. Photo by stillawastrel

The proposed agreement as a result of the class…

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