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.
This is an introduction to the Fair Housing Video Series for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This is a series of 12 videos that was Developed with funding from a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program. The videos were produced by the National Fair Housing Alliance and Disability Independence Group. Special thanks to Sweetwater Media for the filming of these videos.
The Wallet Card Video is a free tool that explains when and how to use the wallet card. It includes depictions of three different scenarios where the Wallet Card brings clarity to interactions between people with ASD and law enforcement. Our video is hosted by Lieutenant Barta from the Coral Gables Police Department and Haley Moss, a young woman on the autism spectrum. The Wallet Card is a free tool for teenagers and adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It's designed to help them communicate clearly with law enforcement or first responders.
The disability independence group staff with their summer interns and Lucy the dog.
Nick with the book A Parcel of Penguins. That was created to bring awareness to medically fragile children.
Debbie and Lisa training the Pinecrest Police on how to safely interact with people with intellectual disabilities.
Matthew and Keenya at the HOPE Fair Housing luncheon.
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.
The Wallet Card Project
The Wallet Card project empowers persons with disabilities to advocate for themselves when interacting with law enforcement.
Deaf Alice preserves and promotes the linguistic and cultural rights of the deaf community.
Kids Crusaders highlights the issues of medically fragile children.
Animal Partners focuses on human animal interactions, service animals, and emotional support animals.