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 […]

Jun
23
2015

Disability Connection Thanks the City of Ocean Springs

Thank You Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce for joining the Disability Connection Staff, the City of Ocean Springs, and our friends for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of Disability Connection’s new office in City Hall. This office will help Disability Connection better serve our friends in Jackson County. We are already planning some […]

Jun
23
2015

Taking the Extra Step

    When asked what the most rewarding part of her career is, O’Keefe says it is the clients and the people they have the opportunity to serve.  “When you see how happy they are when they have accomplished things they could have never done without help, you can never put a price on that.” Please click  […]