JJ Hanley

JJ Hanley is founder and executive director of JJ's List, a Chicago-based organization whose mission is to bring consumers with disabilities together with businesses for the benefit of both. With a cross-disability, cross-generational team, she runs the disability consumer review website JJsList.com, teaches Internet skills for employability to people with disabilities and trains businesses in disability-aware service skills.

She produced the multiple award-winning, national PBS documentary Refrigerator Mothers, about systematic mother-blame in treating autism and is a proud parent of two sons, one of whom is emergent from autism spectrum disorder and has learning disabilities.

She writes, produces and speaks on the subject of disability citizenship. Formerly, JJ was a vice president at Bankers Trust Company in New York and London. She is a cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College.


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