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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (6 years, 10 months ago)

I recently became aware of this wonderful nonprofit, which provides recreation services to individuals who are often underserved by other recreation programs -- those with visual and physical disabilities. Although... Read More >
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Barnes and Noble (7 years, 1 month ago)

I was speaking with my son's special education teacher recently about transition issues, especially employment. In the conversation, he mentioned that he had just visited this Barnes and Noble location,... Read More >
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Northbrook Public Library (7 years, 4 months ago)

The Northbrook Library is celebrating Autism Awareness Month by featuring its autism- and disability-related materials, and by offering special programming aimed at siblings and parents. The Library now offers private... Read More >
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HardbackYoYo (7 years, 4 months ago)

We have bought a number of writing journals made from recycled books from Hardback YoYo. They make great gifts and are good for the environment. There are several other creative... Read More >
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Eric Tivers, LCSW, MSSW (7 years, 8 months ago)

Mr. Tivers, who is both a clinical social worker and a school social worker, specializes in working with individuals who have autism, ADD and related disabilities. He was recommended to... Read More >
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McDonald's - Northbrook (7 years, 8 months ago)

This McDonald's location recently welcomed students from nearby Cove School (a school for children and teens with learning disabilities) to work on pre-employment skills and to raise funds for their... Read More >
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Deerfield Public Library (7 years, 9 months ago)

I recently attended a disability-awareness training program by JJ's List for Library staff, and was really impressed by how eager the Deerfield Library staff is to learn about the needs... Read More >
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Regal Lincolnshire 20 (8 years ago)

We went to this theater today, and found it to be fully-accessible, and comfortable. Our ticket-taker was a young man with a disability. Read More >
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Chicago Botanic Garden (8 years ago)

I was at the Garden over the weekend for a special event with a family whose son uses a wheelchair. We had no trouble getting around, and Garden volunteers were... Read More >
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Country Kitchen (8 years, 4 months ago)

For breakfast, we went to Country Kitchen. It looked big and spacious with lots of room between the tables. The food was good, the service was good and it's very... Read More >
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Duxler Complete Auto Care (8 years, 4 months ago)

I took my teenage son to a free car clinic today at the Duxler location in Northbrook. I usually go to the station in Wilmette because I like the complimentary... Read More >
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Northfield Restaurant (8 years, 4 months ago)

We had breakfast at this cozy diner today. The food was good, and the service was good! We'd go back again! Read More >
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Three Tarts Bakery and Cafe (8 years, 4 months ago)

This is a favorite place of ours to have coffee/tea and a sweet or lunch in Northfield. It's accessible, and the customer service is very good. The food is yummy,... Read More >
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The New Tradition Chorus (8 years, 4 months ago)

I brought my son to a rehearsal of this fine men's
a cappella group, which we have seen in-concert on several occasions. They generally perform at Glenbrook South High School... Read More >
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Zapatista (8 years, 4 months ago)

Zapatista's is a family-friendly restaurant, with large portions and accommodating staff. The space between tables is wide, and the kitchen is visible from most tables. The Mexican food there is... Read More >
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Special Olympics Illinois (8 years, 5 months ago)

Our son just participated in a state-wide basketball tournament in Normal, IL, where Special Olympics Illinois is based. While we were there, we learned about the broad range of sports... Read More >
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NSSRA (8 years, 7 months ago)

Our teenaged son has been participating in NSSRA programs for years, but yesterday I brought a family whose son has more significant needs, and who uses a wheelchair, to NSSRA... Read More >
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IHOP - Glenview (8 years, 7 months ago)

We returned to this old favorite this weekend, and had another great experience. The staff is friendly, helpful and flexible. When I spoke with our waiter about JJ's List, he... Read More >
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North Suburban YMCA (8 years, 8 months ago)

I recently attended an outreach event at the Y to discuss the renovation plans to bring the facility into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. There was a ribbon-cutting... Read More >
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AMTRAK (9 years ago)

Our teenage son, who is on the autism spectrum, and I recently took a long train ride. When I called to make the reservation, I told the agent that I... Read More >
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Family Service Center (9 years, 1 month ago)

I have worked with two counselors at Family Service Center, and found them both to be helpful. The office in Wilmette is NOT wheelchair-accessible, but I understand that, through an... Read More >
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Ridgeview Grill (9 years, 1 month ago)

After reading positive reviews of Ridgeview Grill on JJ's List, we decided to try it for ourselves, and I have to say we had a very positive experience there. The... Read More >
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Hel's Kitchen Catering (9 years, 2 months ago)

I have attended several events that were catered by Hel's Kitchen Catering, most recently a fundraising event for the Interfaith Housing Center. The chefs at Hel's Kitchen consistently offer delicious... Read More >
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Scruples Hair Salon & Spa (9 years, 5 months ago)

This salon was recommended by a friend, and I had a nice experience. It's wheelchair accessible, and there's a private room for those who like privacy when they have their... Read More >
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303 Taxi Service (9 years, 5 months ago)

Our high school freshman rides home in a 303 Taxi through 303's school division. A communication problem about an after-school activity that was cancelled meant that my son was at... Read More >
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KGH Consultation and Treatment, Inc. (9 years, 9 months ago)

Several people recommended KGH to us, but on my first try, they did not have a social group that was appropriate for our tween-aged son. KGH has a very nice... Read More >
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Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook (9 years, 9 months ago)

After years of planning and fundraising, Youth Services has just moved into a beautiful new building (after trying to survive in inadequate and uncomfortable space in trailers). Perhaps having the... Read More >
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Institute for Therapy Through the Arts (9 years, 9 months ago)

We had very high hopes for our son to be able to become involved in individual lessons or programs at the Institute for Therapy Through the Arts, which is part... Read More >
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Special Gifts Theater (9 years, 10 months ago)

While many families have had a good experience with Special Gifts Theater, we did not. Our son has high-functioning autism, and even though we were very clear about his challenges,... Read More >