Facebook hates me.

Written by Jake Joehl My name is Jake, and I can’t use Facebook. I don’t mean this in the sense that I don’t know how to use Facebook. I don’t mean that I can’t find the time, or that I don’t quite see the value of the site. I don’t work someplace where access is … Continue reading

Bridge Builder Project with Forrest’s Duxler featured!

Wilmette Life did a fabulous feature on JJ’s List last month, covering one of our Bridge Builder Project teams, Brian and Megan, along with JJ as they paid a visit to Forrest’s Duxler. As a disability-aware provider of complete vehicle maintenance and repair solutions, Forrest’s Duxler has received some raving reviews on jjslist.com. From what I heard, … Continue reading

Disability At the Movies

Guest Post by Debbie De Palma, with research assistance from Yaseen Fawzi As Colin Firth is poised to win an Oscar for his portrayal of a king unable to speak due to severe stuttering in The King’s Speech (2010), and as we have watched Claire Danes receive numerous accolades for her portrayal of Temple Grandin, … Continue reading

The Future of Vulnerable Citizens

In late January, President Obama spoke to the nation, outlining his hopes and plans for the future of the US in the perennial presidential State of the Union address. It was a very ambitious speech that touched on quite a few topics.  One of those topics was a five-year federal spending freeze. President Obama stated … Continue reading

In Defense of Parents of Autistic Kids – And Others

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the study that started a movement by parents to refuse vaccinations for their children had been debunked.  The venerable British medical journal The Lancet, which had originally published the study, had withdrawn it, citing it was fraudulent.  But it couldn’t withdraw the ongoing debate about a connection … Continue reading

Hello world!

Hello and welcome to our spanking new JJ’s List Blog! You can look forward to some exciting news and updates on the world of disability, as well as all that’s happening with us here at JJ’s List. If you aren’t already familiar with who we are and the work we do, I encourage you to … Continue reading