“ADA Adventure”



In this autobiography, Dr. JR Harding, a two-time quadriplegic, shares and explores his unique journey with tenacity and persistence through his many life experiences. You will cry, laugh and be mesmerized as he opens up the doors and gives us an intimate and revealing look into his life. Whether you are a person with a disability, parent, caregiver or someone looking for inspiration in your life, reading this book will expand your knowledge, empower your future and help you make a difference in the world.

This story will inform and transform you with the unraveling of his adventures before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act. Dr. Harding’s profound legacy spans more than 30 years and includes local, state, national and international contributions for the independence and self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities. Learn from experience and lead by example that obstacles will no longer seem insurmountable. He shares his personal journey and has led his life in hopes of paving the way for others to make their own ADA Adventure.

Now What



“Now What?” is an inspiring, insightful and down-to-earth account of one man who defied the odds and refused to give up. By trusting his gut and following his heart, JR turned an unconventional life into an unparalleled triumph. This chronicle stands as an honest exploration and discovery of what matters. It will enable you to go the extra mile to meet life’s challenges from within and to experience a sense of genuine fulfillment and purpose.

In this intimate, straight-forward and relatable book, JR shows us how his unique life with a significant disability offers wisdom to anyone who has ever struggled in their own skin. He takes us behind the scenes of his life and an unabashed yearning for a better life. He shows how he reinvented himself as a recognized international speaker and has testified on a number of occasions to the United States Congress on national public policy issues. Over the course of his career his public service includes involvement in the United States Access Board, Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged, The Able Trust and several other community not-for-profits. JR shows you how to expand your awareness by rising to the level of the solution and transforming obstacles into discovery and opportunities for a sustainable life.

Amazon Customer Reviews

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 2.19.56 PM  Great inspirational story!
By Gary L. Bryant on August 2, 2015

“This is a tremendously inspiriting account of how one very strong man overcame adversity that would overwhelm most people. This book is a great read for anyone regardless of whether or not someone might have a disability or not. Anyone will be motivated and inspired by this man’s journey through life. Reading this book motivated me to do better at everything in life from being a parent to being a professional businessman. I highly recommend this book to all no matter at what station in life one might be. I particularly enjoyed the very romantic beach proposal story. I couldn’t make it thru that chapter without tearing up. A reader won’t want to put this one down”

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 2.19.56 PM  An inspiring story of recovery when no medical cure exists
By DocG on September 20, 2015

“As the host for VoiceAmerica’s internet radio talk show, Family Caregivers Unite, I’ve always been impressed with Dr. JR Harding, his candor and his approach to life. His new book “ADA Adventure: A Quadriplegic’s Journey” documents his full and active life despite two separate, severe spinal cord injuries. An inspirational read for anybody, it’s a story of recovery from challenges for which medicine, my erstwhile profession, offers no cures.”

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 2.19.56 PM  Read it in one sitting-couldn’t put it down
By Mary M on February 1, 2014

“This book is for anyone who has been thrown for a loop by life’s unexpected challenges, personally or professionally, and needs some inspiration to keep moving forward, even if it is simply small but profound steps. It is an authentic story of highs and lows, triumph over heartbreak and adversity, forgiveness and no regrets, the power of an unconditionally loving family and an undeniable will to live life to its fullest, come what may. What makes the read even more intriguing is that this unbelievable story happens to be true. Bravo to Dr. Harding. Looking forward to the sequel.”

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 2.19.56 PM  Quick read that won’t disappoint
By Megan Miranda on February 9, 2014

“I highly recommend this book to anyone. Whether you are feeling low or on top of the world, reading this book will emotionally, intellectually, and motivationally benefit you. Dr. Harding beautifully describes what a life can become when facing an unimaginable hardship with a “can-do” attitude and the loving support of his family. This true story will give you a new perspective and attitude towards life. When you’re down, the only way to go is back up! Kudos to Dr. Harding and I can’t wait for the rest of the story!”