Sep
2
2014

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month 2014

In Honor of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, here are a few related resources that have impressed us!                                                              

Aug
24
2014

Ocean Springs Pairs Up with Disability Connection

We are incredibly thankful for our partners, volunteers and supporters. Together, we are creating a connected community. This week, the city of Ocean Springs has partnered with our organization in support of our  Community Assist  program. Connie Moran, Ocean Springs Mayor, says, “In order to provide information and resources for people with mental and physical disability, veterans, […]

Aug
15
2014

2014 Senior Fraud Prevention & Wellness Expo

Harrison County Senior Resource Agency & SMPDD Present: Senior Fraud Prevention and Wellness Expo 2014 This is an event designed to compliment the lifestyle and needs of the older adult. September 24, 2014 9:00AM – 2:00PM Door Prizes and Giveaways You Won’t Believe!!! • Extra Help – application assistance to Medicare beneficiaries • Games • […]

Aug
14
2014

Hero Ex-SVP : “Walgreens has “dream goal”, …10% disabled workforce within five years”

A Truly Uplifting Story Randy Lewis has an incredible story to tell. “It’s the tale of how a man who led logistics at America’s largest drug-store chain, supporting it as it grew from 1,600 to 8,000 outlets with the most advanced logistics network in its sector, did so while giving job opportunities to thousands of disabled […]

Aug
1
2014

Hero Community Volunteers Help Veteran

DC is extremely proud of these hero community volunteers that have come together to help a fellow neighbor after a fire destroyed her home. —– “I just feel blessed, you know, just blessed, blessed, blessed, blessed,” Silva said. “We need to all come together and support our friends and neighbors because none of us know when […]

Jul
16
2014

Introducing “The Ability Club”

There are a plethora of online job-search sites available today. Now there is a job-search site specifically for people with disabilities. “Online applications are so complicated that they form a barrier to the job market for people with developmental disabilities.  When I saw that the McDonald’s application included psychological testing, I knew there was a problem,” says Wade […]

Jul
15
2014

Introducing “We Connect Now”

Check out this awesome organization! Letter from the creator of “We Connect Now”   I would like to share with you the link to the We Connect Now website. http://weconnectnow.wordpress.com/ The website was created while I was a college student with a grant to create a website to serve college students with disabilities. I developed the website to connect […]

May
15
2014

The Father’s Heart Widows Conference 2014

“Fatherless and Widows is a non-profit ministry to help bring community awareness regarding the needs of the fatherless and widows in our community and abroad. We desire to listen to needs and respond with practical help that comes from a place in the heart. Please consider referring fatherless and widows to us so we might […]

Apr
23
2014

2014 Art Ability Fair Success

The 2014 Art Ability Fair was a great success thanks to partners, volunteers, schools, and sponsors, like you.  Over 600 individuals participated including over 425 kids and adults with disabilities from 33 schools in 6 counties. Everyone enjoyed a free day of professional art instruction including: acting, costuming, make-up, photography, sponge painting, sand art, stencils and motif painting, hand-thrown pottery, […]

Apr
23
2014

2014 Playground Party Success

Thank You for supporting an Earth Day event in support of our friends in South Mississippi with disabilities. The “I Love My Playground Party” was the opportunity for our community to celebrate the one year anniversary of building the Disability Connection Community Playground in Harrison County. Over 200 individuals participated in the Picnic including about […]