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July 12th 2011:A young man’s journey from adolescence to adulthood via quadriplegia

In, ‘Now What?’, SokheChapke Publishing, Dr. JR Harding and his wife and co-author, Erika Richards-Harding describe JR’s journey from adolescence to adulthood via quadriplegia. Living with a significant disability, they say, citing the Americans with Disabilities Act, "is natural" because of who Americans are and because each one understands intuitively the right and responsibility to pursue "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” So there exists no barrier which cannot be overcome. JR tells us how his barrier-bursting journey took him from trauma to triumph. How he was sustained by the

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Dr. J R Harding

Dr. J R Harding, www.jrharding.com, is a recognized disability leader with personal and professional experiences. As a quadriplegic, twice over, author of the book, ‘Now What?’, accessibility expert, and international speaker, he’s contributed to national, state, and community policy for the independence and self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities. He’s served 2 US Presidents, 4 Florida Governors, and continuously serves on a number of community-based organizations. He’s the first person with a significant disability to graduate from Leadership Florida and Leadership Tallahassee. He’s a co-founder of Florida Disability Mentoring Day. He completed his doctorate in Higher Education and
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