The JJs List Blog

My Experience with an Internship

By Abbie Volkmann, JJ’s List.com Social Media Assistant and Disability Awareness Player

From January to May of this year, I was the communications intern for Openlands, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that protects and preserves open spaces throughout the Chicago area, from as far north as the…

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Using Disability Awareness On The Job at Meijer

By Brian Rohde, JJsList.com Disability Awareness Player, Meijer Employee

Part 2

Read Part 1 of my story here.

Brian Rohde, Self-Advocate and Meijer employee

Thanks to my time with No Boundaries, ComEd, and the Disability Awareness Players, I improved my communication skills, gained self-confidence, and got a part-time job…

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The Greatest Show on Earth vs a Disability Awareness Training

By Bill Sitter, Self-Advocate with Autism

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 movie about the life of P.T. Barnum and how he built a circus empire. A key entertainment in his show were individuals called “freaks.” Many of those folks had various types of disabilities.

The…

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Foundation Funded Trainings Experience Success

The Disability Awareness Players had another record-breaking year in Fiscal Year 2017!

JJsList.com Disability Awareness Players at Lincoln Elementary School in Highland Park

Overall 40+ Disability Awareness Trainings were provided to over 2,600 people in the most recent year. A recent grant from the Reva & David…

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Plant a Seed and Watch It Grow

Disability Awareness Players Build Diversity and Inclusion

When we started training companies and organizations to welcome customers and employees with disabilities through disability awareness, we didn’t realize that the Players were helping to plant the seed for something equally important: including people with disabilities in volunteerism…

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Julia on Sesame Street and the Disability Awareness Players

A guest blog by Bill Sitter

At JJsList.com we always say, “When you have met one person with a disability, you have met one person with a disability.” It’s all about focusing on the person as an individual who is part of a group rather than as an…

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824 Dempster St Evanston, IL 60202

We’ve moved. Come visit.

Farewell CoLab Friends.  Hello Dempster.

JJ’s List has come a long way since it was born in the basement of our passionate and dedicated Founder JJ Hanley in 2008. On Monday, October 14, 2013, we officially opened the doors to our new location, 824 Dempster St…

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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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We’ve Moved

We’re moving up in the world!

 

When walking by our old offices at 930 1/2 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202, you may have noticed that the lights were turned off and the banners have been rolled up. There’s nothing to worry about, though, since all it…

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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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