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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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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Launching My Career

 

A guest blog by Kate Hilbrant
Many individuals have benefited from No Boundaries since the program began, and have gone on to have successful careers. One individual is Kate Hilbrant of Winnetka, IL. With training and support from No Boundaries staff and mentors, Hilbrant recently landed…

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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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So Your Employee Has a Job Coach. Now What?

As a manager, you have a lot to deal with on a daily basis,  so when your employee with a disability has a Job Coach, you might ask, “Do I have to deal with this too?”

The answer: Job Coaches are independent from your new employee….

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A Look Back on 2014

12/12/14 - Uncategorized - 2 Comments

NOTE: This post is far more enjoyable if you click “play” before reading…

As 2014 comes to an end and the No Boundaries team heads into the final weeks of December, a sense of nostalgia is rapidly consuming the hearts and minds of every staff member at 824…

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Achieve Anything: Earn Everything You Receive

I have always believed that everything we achieve in life is well earned. Looking back on all of my most recent accomplishments, such as receiving my Associates Degree from Oakton Community College, working three part-time jobs, and independently paying a good amount of my bills,…

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John Maxson

Business Reviews : Start The Dialogue

At jjslist.com we focus a lot on educating businesses to be disability-aware. There are various ways to do that, from our disability awareness trainings to the blogs and resources we post on our website. However, I think the best way to do so is for businesses…

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