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Advocate wins state award for work to help people with disabilities

Jason Ragsdell makes accessibility a priority for rural population
Jason Ragsdell with the Southwest Center for Independence was recently awarded the Ron Halsey Award for Rural Activism by Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. Ragsdell has been a fierce proponent for fighting for people living with disabilities in Southwest Colorado.
“If you feel like you’re the one that’s in charge ... that means a lot more for quality of life than anything we can do,” said Jason Ragsdell, with the Southwest Center for Independence. “And that’s the idea: make people feel like they’re in charge of their own lives, and we help them accomplish that.”
Jason Ragsdell is a Durango native who took a job with the Southwest Center for Independence in 2011. Since then, he’s led a campaign to fight for the rights of disabled people. One of his focuses is making sure businesses have access for people living with a disability.

Advocate wins state award for work to help people with disabilities

Jason Ragsdell with the Southwest Center for Independence was recently awarded the Ron Halsey Award for Rural Activism by Colorado Cross Disability Coalition. Ragsdell has been a fierce proponent for fighting for people living with disabilities in Southwest Colorado.
“If you feel like you’re the one that’s in charge ... that means a lot more for quality of life than anything we can do,” said Jason Ragsdell, with the Southwest Center for Independence. “And that’s the idea: make people feel like they’re in charge of their own lives, and we help them accomplish that.”
Jason Ragsdell is a Durango native who took a job with the Southwest Center for Independence in 2011. Since then, he’s led a campaign to fight for the rights of disabled people. One of his focuses is making sure businesses have access for people living with a disability.
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