Tag Archives: DIG

Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuits – Frequently Asked Questions

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

By: Matt Dietz  Every year, across the United States, thousands of lawsuits are filed that compel compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, most to ensure that persons with mobility disabilities could have equal use and enjoyment of businesses in our community.  While these lawsuits are often the key to community access for persons… Read More »

A six year old’s fight to have his seizure dog at school.

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

  Disability Independence Group filed a federal lawsuit against the Broward School Board, alleging the district discriminated against Anthony Merchante, a first grader, for imposing too many barriers to bringing his service dog to his elementary school. Anthony Marchante lives with cerebral palsy and is highly prone to seizures. His medium-sized terrier service dog,… Read More »

Guardianship – by Sharon Langer

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

Do I need to file for a Guardianship for my 18 year old child who suffers from a disability??? That is an important question and one that troubles many parents and caregivers. A GUARDIANSHIP is a legal proceeding where a guardian is appointed by a COURT to exercise some or all the legal rights… Read More »

Julie’s Kids Crusader’s Corner

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

  Welcome back to the Kids Crusaders corner. This year has been off to a wild and crazy start. Depending on where you live, if you are anything like me, you are probably already contemplating 1001 ways to (humanely) terminate the groundhog for seeing his shadow. Another 6 weeks of winter. I am SO… Read More »

Philadthropy

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

  This month, Disability Independence Group was lucky enough to be chosen to participate in the University of Miami’s PhilADthropy event. Run through the School of Communication, PhilADthropy is a 25 hour event where undergraduate students work together in groups under the direction of a team leader from the community in order to provide… Read More »

Introducing Animal Partners –

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

A core individual freedom is a one’s natural right to make decisions affecting his or her health or body. This freedom is an integral part of the dignity and control for persons with disabilities as well. One of the major goals of the Disability Rights movement is that each person with a disability has… Read More »

Kids Crusaders Corner by Julie

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

Happy New Year, and welcome to the Kids Crusaders corner of the Disability Independence Group, otherwise known as DIG. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing organization and will be writing for Kids Crusaders from the perspective on being the parent of a child with special needs. This will be… Read More »

Deaf Fair Housing Video Project

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

This year DIG worked with the National Fair Housing Alliance on a joint project, funded by HUD, to create videos in America Sign Language (ASL).  We developed, wrote, filmed, and produced twelve videos on various fair housing and fair lending topics.  The videos are in ASL and have captioning.  Each video starts with a… Read More »

Balloons and Tunes Party!

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

On Friday, December 13, 2013, Disability Independence Group held its first annual ‘Balloons and Tunes’ Holiday Party at Broward Children’s Center. To make the holidays special for the children who live at Broward Children’s Center, DIG staff met with the children and gave each a shiny Mylar balloon, with balloons ranging from SpongeBob Squarepants… Read More »

Why

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

“Why?” is the most common question asked when I said that I was going to  change my practice into a non-profit disability rights advocacy center. My reasons are each and every person with a disability that I have represented over the past eighteen years. With every single person, the issue was not about money,… Read More »