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  […]

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 […]