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
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  […]

Dec
3
2014

2014-Mississippi Gives Day

Mark the Date:  12/10/14!!! Disability Connection is participating in Mississippi Gives Day!  You will have 24 hours to give where you live!  Please help spread the word and donate to help Disability Connection continue our mission of “Creating a Connected Community…”! The link below will take you directly to our page: https://mississippigives.org/c/MGD/a/disabilityconnection

Dec
1
2014

2014-Ocean Springs announces a Disability Connection office in City Hall

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) – The city of Ocean Springs will pay the owners of Psycamore nearly half a million dollars as part of a settlement with the psychiatric counseling clinic.  The 437,500 settlement covers Psycamore’s damages and costs associated with the case. The city will also provide additional training for a current employee to […]

Nov
30
2014

2015 – Art Ability Fair Success

Thank you to all who participated! If you are missing pictures, please contact us : office@disbabilityconnection.org Below is the FB Album showing all the portraits that we have. Thanks! -DC Team Portrait pics from the Art Ability Fair 2015 – Feel free to tag and share! More to come. Posted by Disability Connection on Sunday, […]

Oct
28
2014

2015-Ocean Springs Mega Reunion (June 19-21)

Ocean Springs Mega Reunion June 19-21, 2015 All Inclusive Event with Disability Connection serving as fiscal agent  

Oct
14
2014

2014-Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball

    2014-Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball!        Oct. 17, 2014–6pm-10pm     Sponsored by the City of Biloxi     Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center (591 Howard Ave.)     Free Admission & Free Food     Costume Contest     RSVP to Director’s office @ 228-388-7170  

Sep
23
2014

Volunteers Help Veteran Build Ramp

  GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) – A Navy veteran was moved to tears Monday when volunteers showed up at his home on 36th Street in Gulfport. John Walker desperately needed a wheelchair ramp for his wife, who’s coming home from the hospital in a few days. He didn’t ask for help. But several organizations decided to […]