The JJs List Blog

Nordstrom Inspires, Features Models With Disabilities

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

It seems as if disability awareness is getting more and more trendy and we like it. Major retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and is still going strong. Models in wheelchairs and with prosthetics show off Nordstrom’s wares…

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Social Security Administration Says “No” to the R-word

Three years after Obama signed Rosa’s Law, the SSA will replace “mental retardation” with “intellectual disability.”

This move by The Social Security Administration to use appropriate terminology in its communications is a response to pressure from many in the disability community, including JJ’s List to change…

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People with and without disabilities make a western!

Just came across this neat documentary about an annual camp where people with and without disabilities come together to make an original narrative film. They’ve finished filming and are currently in the edit stage. Take a look at their 4-minute video for more…

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Zach Anner on Oprah – Disability on TV like never before

JJ Hanley and John Gier

Article written by John Gier, a JJ’s List volunteer and self-advocate with Cerebral Palsy.

Zach Anner, a young male with Cerebral Palsy from Texas, is going to have his own show. “Rolling Around the World with Zach Anner” will be on the…

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