Feb
11
2018

Meet the first Gerber Baby with Down Syndrome (2018)

The 2018 Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, a 1-year-old from Dalton, Georgia who is the first child with Down syndrome to be named a Gerber baby since the contest’s start in 2010. Cortney Warren said she entered the Gerber contest on a whim, after a relative pointed out an ad seeking submissions. After posting a […]

Feb
11
2018

5 job fairs coming to the MS Gulf Coast (2018)

Local and regional companies are looking for people to operate rides at an amusement park, work with hospice patients and for manufacturing, cleaning and other positions. Here are details on several upcoming job fairs and hiring events: Nextaff Gulf Coast Job Fair When: 9-11 a.m. Feb. 15 Where: Gulfport WIN Job Center, 10162 Southpark Drive […]

Jun
6
2017

2017-Transition and Self Advocacy Agenda Fair

LIFE of MS is having a Transition and Self Advocacy Agenda Fair on the 20th of June in the Biloxi office, located at  2030 Pass Road, Suite C, Biloxi, MS 39531. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn your rights, how to advocate for yourself, and how to prepare for the transition into the work […]

Jun
5
2017

2017-A Student’s Guide to Coping with Disabilities in College

Graduating from high school and entering college is a big step for all. This new stage in life provides the gateway to more competitive opportunities in the job market after graduation. You students with disabilities have many challenges that you must face and overcome in college. More often than not, this is also the first […]

Jun
24
2016

“I Love My Playground Party” 2016 Success!

We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our great party to celebrate Earth Day at our inclusive park.  It was a beautiful day and a good time was had by all!  See you next year! Click on link to view all pictures from this event:  “I Love My Playground Party 2016”

Jun
24
2016

Art Ability Fair 2016 Success-“It’s a Jungle in Here”!

  Art Ability Fair 2016 was our biggest crowd to date!  We hope to see everyone again next year.  Thank you to all who participated!           If you are missing pictures, please contact us : office@disbabilityconnection.org Below is the FB Album showing pictures from the event.. Art Ability Fair 2016 Pictures […]

Aug
14
2015

Disability Connection now has a full time ADA Coordinator on staff

Janie O’Keefe, the Executive Director of Disability Connection, has completed the ADA Coordinator Training Certificate Program.  The ACTCP is offered through the University of Missouri, College of Human and Environmental Services, School of Architectural Studies and the Great Plains ADA Center. Twenty-five years ago, through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), our nation committed itself […]

Jun
30
2015

How a Family Car Wash Has Changed the Lives of People With Autism

Like many people with autism, Andrew D’Eri had a hard time finding a job. Then, his father, a veteran entrepreneur, and older brother, who had recently finished business school, had an idea: What if they opened business employed mostly by people with autism? “We wanted to build … an example big and bold and out […]

Jun
25
2015

2015-Gardening from a chair is practical & enjoyable!

Want to make your life a little greener? Start with a garden.  The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have great adaptive gardening tips for people living with paralysis featured in the Reeve Health Minute series. For most people, a few simple adaptive practices can make gardening from a chair practical, easy, and highly enjoyable. Take […]