No, Not a Story About A Tortoise and A Hare!

giant tortoise in custom wheelchair

If a tortoise who needs a mobility device can get one, so can you! Disability Achievement Center offers both manual and power wheelchairs, as well as repairs to existing equipment free of charge to anyone with a disability in Pinellas and Pasco Counties who cannot afford to purchase these independence granting items. We also accept donations of gently used durable medical equipment. Call us at 727-539-7550 if we can be of service or if you would like to make a donation.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Even as the temperature is getting too hot for many plants, there are a few things that want to grow in our garden. The kale and collard greens succumbed to the heat, as have several tomato varieties. The sunflowers bestow a sunny appearance on an otherwise bland landscape. Onions are happy, squash is crawling, and two tomato plants are still producing. Worms from the worm farm were relocated a few weeks ago and now there’s something sprouting from where the worms were placed… some sort of squash maybe?

DAC Receives Donation from Northstar Memorial Funeral home & Cemetery!

Kathleen presents Board President with donationeck as Jody Armstrong looks on

What a delightful surprise to be the selected charity by Northstar Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery! Your generous donation will support our Consumer Equipment Program, providing durable medical equipment to people with disabilities who cannot afford to purchase these safety and independence supporting devices that enable to remain independent! Thank you!!

The Ability Experience 2021!

For 8 years in a row, The Ability Experience descends upon DAC on the 3rd Wednesday in May! This year’s Friendship Stop seemed more meaningful after last years’ virtual visit. This team of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers come from all around the country to cycle from Miami to Tallahassee to raise awareness of people with disabilities. It’s always a fun time!

Our speakers this year focused on Disabilities and Dolphins and we were all inspired by David Yates, retired CEO of #ClearwaterMarineAquarium and Dr. Ann Weaver, our local animal behavior specialist. We will never approach “Stick”, “Twig” or “Stem” as before!

Thanks to all who came out, including our HUG #HelpUsGather friends! We look forward to next year!

Godspeed Gentlemen!

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picture of dolphin

In addition to the Pi Kappa Phi cyclists passing through, this year’s The Ability Experience topic is Dolphins and Disabilities. Attend this outdoor event May 19, where we’ll welcome David Yates, CEO Clearwater Marine Aquarium (retired) and Dr. Ann Weaver, Animal Behavioral Specialist to speak about the resilience of our best friends from the sea.

Local Model Featured in Photoshoot on TI’s MobiMAt

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Pinellas County is the home to world class beaches. Many of us moved here because of our beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, people living with any type of mobility impairment are unable to access the sand. Please help us advocate for beach communities to install access mats that provide equal access for all!

The Ability Experience 5/19

It’s that time of year again when the Pi Kappa Phi cyclists embark upon their journey from Miami to Tallahassee raising awareness for people with disabilities. This year’s Friendship Stop is on Wednesday, May 19th from 2pm to 3:30pm at Disability Achievement Center.

Every year, we engage local speakers to share their individual stories to inspire and share good things in the community. This year, our topic is “Dolphins and Disabilities” with guest speakers David Yates and Dr. Ann Weaver!

We are taking all precautions to make this an enjoyable experience by hosting the event outdoors under a big tent! All cyclists are vaccinated and we will practice social distancing.

Please share this far and wide so more people can be a part of The Ability Experience!