No Barriers:  A Publication of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association

August 2020

In This Issue...

  1. Positivity in Uncertainty
  2. Message from Founder
  3. Message from the Exec Director
  4. St. Mark's Natural Wildlife Refuge Adds Hunting Lands

Photo of Amanda CoverPositivity in Uncertainty

It is extremely easy to find the negative aspects of being confined to your home with limited outings. Our intern, Amanda Cover has found two main benefits to working remotely from her house: time and reduction of expenses.. More

Information for People with a Spinal Cord Injury:
English / Spanish

Information for People with a Brain Injury:
English / Spanish

photo of David C. JonesFounder's Message: Fodder from the Founder

David Jones

It’s a Thirty-year anniversary celebration!  The Americans with Disabilities Act created the law, but it’s been people who have changed the World.  The passing of the ADA in 1990, provided the legislation that makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities.  That opened the doors for people who care, to push for establishing the specific laws, codes, regulations, and guidelines that we follow to help enable equal access and inclusion into Society.

This civil rights law has created “opportunities to participate” and have changed the lives of everyone.  The Florida Disabled Outdoors Association is also celebrating our 30 years of caring and change through our advocacy and action. more


photo of Laurie GussakExecutive Director's Message:
Miracle Sports Bubble - Fall 2020

Laurie LoRe-Gussak, MBA, CAE, IOM
Those of you that are not in Tallahassee may not know about our Miracle Sports program. Since 2008, we have played just about every Thursday night on an accessible surface. The games are adapted so everyone can play and benefit from team sports. We have had so much fun!

This fall, we have some new ideas so more people can join in. With the help of our interns, FSU Sport Management students and FIU Therapeutic Recreation students, we have some awesome new things on the horizon. More


St Marks Refuge Adds Additional Lands and Opportunities to the
Mobility Impaired Hunt Program

The St. Marks Natural Wildlife Refuge has offered hunters with a mobility impairment a section of land near Sopchoppy, FL to hunt White-tailed deer for many years. A new additional section called Purify Bay (approximately 4,000 acres) has been added to the hunt area this season. More

ADA and FDOA 30 Year Anniversary Logo

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