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34th annual Arbor Day Run preview

This Saturday at Point Cadet Plaza in Biloxi, Disability Connection, in partnership with Gulf Coast Running Club, will host their 34th annual Arbor Day Run. This fun, outdoor event promotes…

Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk/ Roll in Biloxi Saturday

Tomorrow morning at the Biloxi Town Green, the Disability Connection is hosting its 33rd annual Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll. There will be a 5K, one mile and quarter mile run, walk, or stroll all to raise awareness for…

32nd Arbor Day Run/Walk/Roll

Community members ran, walked, and rolled through the streets of Downtown Biloxi Saturday morning for a good cause. Disability Connection and the Gulf Coast Running Club teamed up once again for the 32nd annual Arbor Day Run/Walk and Roll for…

Disability Connection gets huge donation

Disability Connection works hard to give back to the community every day. Now one business has given back to them in a big way. Disability Connection has received a $10,000 donation for their community assist program through Kohl’s National Giving…

Disability Connection Community Resource Fair

The Biloxi Civic Center was the place to be as a variety of valuable resources were available for locals. Disability Connection hosted their Community Resource Fair with multiple organizations catering to residents, providing them with free and or low cost…

Disability Connection Community Resource Fair

It’s a one-stop-shop and what you need to know when looking for organizations that may be able to help you and yours. Disability Connection will host their Community Resource Fair Wednesday so locals can learn about job opportunities and free…

Disability Connection Comic Book Day

With ‘The Avengers’ hitting theaters over the weekend, it’s only fitting heroes with Disability Connection were awarded a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, helping out the owner of Long Beach Comics. Disability Connection will host Comic Book…

‘I love my Playground’ Picnic

Disability Connection hosted a free community event for this with disabilities and their families. The ‘I love my Playground’ Picnic is designed to help those with disabilities to get involved in their community. They planted trees, did arts and crafts,…

Sponsor sign comes to Little Children’s Park in Ocean Springs

This morning, Disability Connection in Ocean Springs unveiled a new sponsor sign for the Little Children’s Park Project. The playground at the Little Children’s Park has universally designed structures for kids and adults with or without disabilities to all be…

Art Disability Fair in Biloxi

It was nothing but good times, big smiles, and great dance moves during the Art Disability Fair at the Biloxi Civic Center. This morning, nearly 600 kids and adults with intellectual disabilities came together to do free art activities. This…

Disability Connection Resource Fair

Veterans, youngsters, and those with disabilities, people from all walks of life picked up some valuable information and contacts at the Community Resource Fair at Edgewater Mall. Loneliness is the greatest disability and if we support the weakest of our…

Ribbon cut on new fully accessible park in Ocean Springs

The new fully accessible park in Ocean Springs is ready for play. The ribbon was cut on Little Children’s Park earlier this afternoon. Representatives from Disability Connection, Disney, and city officials gathered for the grand opening celebration. The playground has…

Playground designed for all kids taking shape in Ocean Springs

There are over 900 children with disabilities in the Ocean Springs School District. That’s why Disability Connection and the City of Ocean Springs have teamed up to turn a popular park into a fully accessible playground, a place where all…

Eighth annual Art Ability Fair

Five hundred and fifty people with disabilities had a fun filled day and explored a variety of art classes in Biloxi. Today, Disability Connection held their eighth annual Art Ability Fair to 40 schools in the six southern counties of…

New musical playground equipment at Little Children’s Park

A new piece of playground equipment at Little Children’s Park in Ocean Springs encourages children of all abilities to explore their creativity through music. Together the City of Ocean Springs and Disability Connection cut the ribbon to the new rhapsody…

Community Resource Fair

When people file into Edgewater Mall it’s usually to go shopping, but today they learned about vital community resources. Disability Connection held their community resource fair this morning. It is a one stop shop for nonprofits to share information about…

Community Resource Fair

News 25's Katarina Luketich interviews Janie O'Keefe about the Community Resource Fair, hosted by Disability Connection on Friday the 17th.

29th Arbor Day 5-k Run

News 25's Toni Miles interviews Janie O'keefe Disability Connection Executive Director about the 29th Arbor Day 5-k Run.

Gulf Coast Heritage Tour Project

For the disabled, traveling across the Coast and visiting historical sites isn’t so easy, but there’s an organization working to make it a little easier. Today, Disability Connection launched their Gulf Coast Heritage Tours Information Center. They went out and…

Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area Grant

The Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area is seeking applicants for its grants program. This is part of the group’s mission to promote understanding and enhancement of the heritage areas in our lower six South Mississippi counties. Grants range from…

'I Love My Playground' Party

Hundreds of kids headed out to one local park to give back on Earth Day. The ‘I Love my Playground’ Party was held at Bruce Ladner Memorial Park in Gulfport. The Disability Connection playground at the park prides itself on…