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
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 […]

Mar
24
2016

2016 Art Ability Fair

                     !!!ART ABILITY FAIR!!!                                                           APRIL 14, 2016                                                   BILOXI CIVIC CENTER   Please click Art Ability Fair Registration-16 to register. Come join us for a free day of art, food & fun!    

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  […]