Tag Archives: mobility

Justine Chichester with a red orchid in her hair

The View From Here (19-09)

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

I never realized how little I knew about Cancer until I was told I had it.

Gratitude is the Healthiest of all Human Emotions

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

By: Lorinda Gonzalez Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar A short cool breeze, early sunset, and pumpkins galore. It’s November! One month before the holiday madness begins, and only… Read More »

Kids Crusaders Corner – Nick’s Adventure in Disney World – Part 3

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

Welcome back to the March edition of Kids Crusaders Corner. This month I will wrap up the last of my 3 part story that began in January regarding a solo trip that I took my son Nick on for his 16th birthday. (If you haven’t read the first two parts, please do, as it… Read More »

Litigation – Vindicating a right to an administrative option – McGuire v. Peabody Hotel

By Disability Independence Group, Inc. |

Florida now recognizes that when a person is not treated equal because of his or her disability,– this is discrimination, and is actionable under the Florida Civil Rights Act. In 1968, at the age of seven years old, Kevin McGuire, was hit by a drunk driver and was paralyzed from the neck down. By 1970,… Read More »

Accessible Equipment in Miami-Dade County Parks

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  Eliminating barriers and promoting inclusion at Miami-Dade County Parks By: Rachel Goldstein As a fellow for the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development’s 2013-2014 Emerging Transformational Leadership Program (“ETLP”), I am working with other professionals in the Disability Rights Community to transform systems of care for individuals with disabilities. Our goal… Read More »

The Mighty Equalizer – by Chris Stein

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Inside a body askew, I ambulate electronically atop four wheels. Alone, I often draw stares as something would from the extra- terrestrial. However, while He prances gleefully by my side, His inviting allure draws a smile from even the most stoic of faces. While as organic as I, He exudes a spirit almost God-like… Read More »