The JJs List Blog

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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This Is Not Goodbye.

08/23/13 - JJ's List Fun - 4 Comments

Today marks my last day at jjslist.com. Next week, I fly halfway around the world to spend the next two years in Singapore.

Shuling with JJ

As I was packing my things yesterday, I came across the JJ’s List folder that JJ had handed me 3 years…

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JJ Hanley Headshot

JJ Hanley Earns Award For Advocacy Leadership

Team JJ's List is so proud of you!

We’ve always known our fearless leader JJ Hanley to be an all-round awesome human being, but we love it when other people prove us right. 😉

JJ will be honored as the Advocacy Leadership Award Recipient at this year’s…

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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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Bridge Builder Project with Forrest’s Duxler featured!

Brian, Megan and JJ with Glenn Moak of Forrest's Duxler

Wilmette Life did a fabulous feature on JJ’s List last month, covering one of our Bridge Builder Project teams, Brian and Megan, along with JJ as they paid a visit to Forrest’s Duxler. As a disability-aware…

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In Defense of Parents of Autistic Kids – And Others

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the study that started a movement by parents to refuse vaccinations for their children had been debunked.  The venerable British medical journal The Lancet, which had originally published the study, had withdrawn it, citing it was fraudulent….

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