S2 E20 Advocacy and Education for Independence

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Advocacy and Education for Independence
Season 2 Episode 20 #52
April 14, 2022
Podcast Link: Advocacy and Education for Independence

Affordable, accessible housing, transportation and internet availability are serious issues for people with disabilities in just about every state in the USA.  It is especially problematic in rural areas.  As if these challenges weren’t enough, the crew of the Disability Resource Network in Huntsville Alabama opened for business during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  For some, quarantine and social distancing would have been the straw that broke the poor camel’s back.  For Davina Patterson, Katie Toro and Deshon Washington it was just another bump in the road to success.  This “new kid on the block” Center for Independent Living was strong out of the gate.  They leveraged technology in the best way they could and partnered with other local and regional non-profits to create awareness of the services they provide. And Davina, Katie and Deshon have exhibited a contagious enthusiasm and optimism…all IN SPITE of these challenges.  Or maybe we should say BECAUSE of the challenges they face!  We are proud to bring you their story!

If you’d like to know more about this episodes guests, please check out their website HERE! 


Disability Resource Network is located in Huntsville, Alabama to provide services to residents of 13 North Alabama Counties – Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin,  Jackson, Limestone, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston.  Information and referral service is available to all callers, regardless of residence.

Disability Resource Network is a 501(c)(3) organization.  ​We receive funding from the Alabama Department of Senior Services and donations. Donations are tax deductible.



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