Happy National Disability Employment Awareness Month!

October 19, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Organizations around the Country are celebrating the work that people with disabilities participate in. The theme for this year is “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion” The theme was chosen to highlight that people with disabilities are a part of the workforce that will be needed as the nation

Updates to How DDA Sends Emails to You

October 7, 2021

DDA has updated how Case Managers send emails to you to ensure that they are secure and safe. The new system has already started and the information below will help you understand the new process. If you are having trouble with the new process you can call or email your Case Manager and they can

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month

September 27, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month.   Just like everyone else, people with disabilities sometimes experience challenges with their mental health. However, this issue can be tackled by normalizing mental illness, providing people with mental health resources, and having a people first mindset.  One of the easiest

Recognizing International Week of the Deaf

September 20, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue This week, September 19th to September 25th is the last full week of September, meaning that it is also International Week of the Deaf. Like all of us, Deaf people have been affected the COVID-19 pandemic. With people rightfully wearing masks to keep everyone safe, people with

Accessibility in Hiking

September 9, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. Spending time outdoors is great for people’s mental health too. However, many people with disabilities are unable to experience hiking trails because they are inaccessible. Narrow and uneven walk ways are not accessible

COVID-19 Update

September 2, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue The Pfizer vaccine recently got FDA approved. If you have not been vaccinated already and you qualify, it is extremely important to get vaccinated. With Delta, an incredibly contagious variant of COVID-19 spreading around the country, it is important to stay safe. Recently, mask mandates were put

Disability Justice Principles Intro

August 19, 2021

What is disability justice? You may have heard of “Social Justice” or “Disability Rights”. Disability Justice is a lot like those. It asks us to be responsible for our actions and impacts on individuals who experience not only one kind of disability, but all kinds of disabilities. We should also consider our impact people who

Be More Accessible on Social Media

August 12, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue Social Media is a great way to stay connected with friends and family. However, to many people with and without disabilities, social media is not accessible. To make the internet a more inclusive place, here are some little things you can do to make your social media

Happy Paralympics!

August 5, 2021

Written by Kelly Cotter, Posted by Tim McCue  After a 5 year wait the Paralympic games are here! The Paralympics is a global event where people with disabilities from around the world compete in sports. The Paralympics give athletes with disabilities the opportunity to show off their skills to their world.  Because of COVID-19 the

Happy Disability Pride Month!

July 16, 2021

July is Disability Pride Month! Disability Pride Month was started after the Americans with Disabilities Act or the ADA was passed on July 26th 1990. Every July people with disabilities celebrate who they are! Disability pride events have taken place across the country over the years including parades, art events, moving screenings, and concerts. Disability