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.…

Gas-station bill moves in House Proposal is opposed by counties, including Leon, as a preemption of local control

Florida Capital Bureau Posted: March 06, 2014 Written by: Paul Flemming A business-backed proposal to provide uniform rules for gas stations to aid drivers with disabilities was approved by a House committee Wednesday, but not before advocates and counties raised objections that the bill would preempt local ordinances, including in Leon County. Rep. Mark Danish,…

Access: Paradise Around the Corner

By JR Harding Life in Action magazine December 2013 There is nothing like soaking up the sun’s warm rays on a pristine sandy beach. If you use a wheelchair, that statement takes on a whole new meaning because finding an accessible beach can be like searching for an elusive oasis. Florida residents and others with…