Able Act press conference July 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For parents with children with disabilities, or Floridians living with disabilities, the future can be uncertain when it comes to work and finances. Now, a first of its kind savings plan hopes to alleviate those fears. Jenn Sikora has worried about her son Sean’s future on more than one occasion. “For 13…

The Great Caregiver Quest

For quality attendant care, first you have to assess how many hours a day you require personal assistance, and then you have to come up with a way to pay for it. Next you need to find people willing to work for you, and it helps if they’re not criminals. Once you’ve got all of…

Local events planned as ADA turns 25

1990 law provided many opportunities for diisabled people Tallahassee Democrat 97/23/2015 written by: Gerald Ensley Twin sisters Leslie Kitterman and Lynn Picolo, 60, were born with Osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition characterized by bones that break easily. They’ve spent almost their entire lives relying on wheelchairs for mobility. That hasn’t kept them from rewarding lives.…

J.R. Harding serves as judge at FSU

FSU College of Fine Arts News Posted: 1st Quarter 2015 Veteran Student Competition Winners Announced – Dr. J.R.Harding is a judge Department of Interior Design students learn that design can make a big difference in the lives of people, especially those recovering from illness. With this in mind, thirty-nine third-year students were charged with designing…

High Achiever: J.R. Harding

Eagle Scout magazine Winter 2014 Although Scouting teaches boys to Be Prepared, few are prepared to go from varsity athlete to quadriplegic in the blink of an eye. But that’s just what happened to J.R.Harding 30 years ago. One cold day in 1983, the 16-year-old Eagle Scout tried to walk away form a fight at…

J.R. Harding named to DVIC operating board

Business Observer Posted: 4th Quarter 2014 Dr. J.R. Harding has been elected to the Disabled Veterans Insurance Careers operating board. Harding is a two-time U.S. presidential appointee, seven-time Florida gubernatorial appointee (four different governors), author of “Now What?” and recognized international disability expert who has made significant contributions to both public policy and the community.…