J.R. Harding

City Celebration Marks 25th Anniversary of ADA

Jul 24, 2015
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Caitie Switalski / WFSU News

Twenty five years ago the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. Floridians are honoring the anniversary with a celebration in Tallahassee’s City Hall on Friday.

Perspectives: Disability Awareness

Oct 31, 2013

October, which ends today, is not the only time of the year people with disabilities should be “officially” recognized.  A panel of experts and advocates delves into the challenges and opportunities faced by people with disabilities: Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities Director Barbara Palmer; APD External Affairs Director J.R. Harding; Maria Folsom, Leon County Coordinator for High School Hi-Tech with Ability First; Johnnie Slaton, president of the Tallahassee Chapter National Federation of the Blind; and Rachel Smith, communications director with Vocational Rehabilitation.

Perspectives: Aging in Place

Jul 25, 2013

On the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act becoming law, there’s a growing awareness that age, accident or illness will affect most of us at some time in our lives.  The panel argues it’s smart to plan for that eventuality when it comes to home construction and community redevelopment so more people can stay in their houses and neighborhoods for more of their lives.  Taking part in the discussion: Advocate for people with disabilities J.R. Harding; Larry Baxter with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs; and Jack Levine, founder of 4Generations Institute.

Perspectives: Disability Act Anniversary

Aug 2, 2012

The Americans With Disabilities Act has been around for 22 years, but some recent changes have expanded the law’s impact. Noted Disability Coach and Advocate J.R. Harding has the latest information and explains how it applies to everyday situations.