The mission of Disability Independence Group is to expand opportunities for participation, education, employment and acceptance of Persons with Disabilities through advocacy, litigation, education, and training.
Wellness with Lucy. How animals can help in the workplace.
A video about students and the miami-dade police "role playing" safe police interactions.
This is a picture of our supper social club. A neuro-diverse group of individuals having a good time around a table eating dinner.
Debbie and Matt at the Family Cafe in Orlando, FL training on the wallet card project and other disability issues.
The DIG team working in the community on voting rights issues.
Lucy, our litigation support dog at the courthouse.
a collage of pictures from the wallet card training with the city of miami police and camp shriver students at the sandra delucca center.
Disability Independence Group has a visible impact on the Florida legal community, the Florida Bar and the greater community through significant legal advocacy both in and out of court. DIG continues to push for equal treatment and dignity for all persons with disabilities.
We have four lawyers that handle discrimination cases. We work on fair housing cases, employment cases, education cases, benefits cases, effective communication cases, and access cases. Our lawyers work to make sure that persons with disabilities can live in the community where they want to and that they are not discriminated against.
The Wallet Card Project
This project works with both police and people with disabilities. We teach both groups how to interact with each other in a safe and respectful way. The goal of this project is to eliminate negative interactions between police and persons with disabilities.
Animal Partners focuses on human animal interactions, service animals, and emotional support animals. We educate and train people, organizations, and communities on the difference between a service animal and an emotional support animal. We also help people request accommodations so that they can have their emotional support animals in their homes.
Supper Social Club
This project creates a neuro-diverse dinner club. Everyone is welcome and we meet and go out to dinner once a month.
Supper Social Club is a way for people with disabilities to make new friends or enjoy time with familiar faces; it is a transition point for independent outings. Sharing stories and experiences, acclimating to specific menus, and learning how to pay and tip gives our participants the confidence they need to explore their community on their own.