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4 Tips on Living Alone with a Disability in Chicago

A Guest Blog by Adrian Drower

Adrian at His Job at The Fine Line

As Frank Sinatra once sang, “This is My Kind of Town.” Though I was born in Illinois, Northbrook was my kind of town for a while. Now I agree with Frank Sinatra, Chicago is…

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Letting Go for Two Bus Stops

Anna and her travel trainer

The Day My Teenager Learned Public Transportation

I finally got a call from the Chicago Public Schools district travel trainer to let me know that he was ready to begin teaching my teenage daughter how to take fixed-route public transportation.  She is…

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Use Bus Service to Get to Around

How to Use a Pace Bus

Plan your route. Travel your route.  Take charge of your life!

Pace Bus fixed route buses give you independence, safety and convenience to get to where you want to go:  your job, shopping, movies, restaurants, doctor appointments, meeting friends…you name it! These videos will guide you…

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Stop This Bus, I Want to Get Off!

Taking the Pace Suburban Bus can be fun. But you still have to get off. In this instructional video, co-produced by JJ’s List and Pace, you’ll learn how to:

Request a stop
Wait patiently until the bus comes to a stop
Ask if it’s the right stop
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Pace Helps You Stay Safe and Smart on the Bus

Do you take public transportation? Do you ever get lost? Don’t know how to get off the bus?

This video will help you stay safe and smart while on the bus.

A few highlights from this video:

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The Challenges of Flying With Developmental Disabilities

Why would an airline refuse a gate pass to someone who is providing support to a person with a developmental disability who cannot navigate the terminal independently?   That’s what happened when US Airways denied Hannah Newmark, a volunteer assigned to meet Schofield a gate pass….

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Climb Aboard! Pace Will Get You There

Spring time is here! Have you taken any trips yet? If you haven’t, then we have a good suggestion for you: Pace Suburban Bus. Getting on the bus is easier than you might think, especially when you want to take a big trip. Taking the…

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Back To School, Back On the Bus

Hop On The Bus To Independence Is Back!

JJ’s List is continuing its partnership with Pace Suburban Bus to offer students and clients with disabilities hands-on, interactive training to build essential public transportation skills for independent, fixed-route travel.

Who Can Participate?

A public or private school, a service…

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[How To Video] Getting Around on Pace Bus: Waiting For and Getting On The Bus

In the second of our series of four instructional videos, advocates Tim Finnegan and Bridget Brown give you the basics on how to:

Identify the correct bus stop and bus
What to do if the bus is delayed
Using the RTA Travel Information Hotline as a resource
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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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