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!    

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 […]

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  

Sep
22
2014

2014 “Sock Hop Oldies Concert”

OS Mega Reunion & Disability Connection Fundraiser (click on flier for more detail)      

Sep
17
2014

2014 Buddy Walk- National Down Syndrome Society

Disability Connection loves an all inclusive event!  October 18th, The Buddy Walk®, held by the Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society,  is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is a wonderful, heart-warming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down Syndrome, know someone who […]

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 […]