Dayniah is a 40 y.o. mother, educator, activist, and writer. She migrated from the island of Jamaica in 1994 and has resided in New York since then. She has been a public school educator for more than 16 years and holds the title of Miss Wheelchair NY 2017. Her commitment to positively impacting society is showcased below.
April 30, 2010: "A Life of Determination and Dependence"
By Erik Olsen, New York Times.
Dayniah Manderson, a young Jamaican immigrant, struggles to achieve her goals despite a debilitating spinal disease.
September 24, 2017: Dayniah Manderson crowned Miss Wheelchair New York 2017
December 03, 2017: MDA Caregiver Seminar
December 28, 2017: News 12 the Bronx features MWNY 2017
Bronx woman named Ms. Wheelchair NY 2017
January 19, 2017: Chicks in Chairs interview at ICS
February 11, 2017: Project DreamAIR Seminar, Featured on News 12 the Bronx
February 21, 2017: WCBS 880 interview with Sean Adams
February 22, 2017: New York State Assembly Hearing on Home Care workforce
March 03, 2017: Chicks in Chairs interview featured on their YouTube channel
March 04, 2017: United Cerebral Palsy presentation
March 05, 2017: ReelAbilities Film Festival Forum
March 08, 2017: Commissioner Victor Calise meets MWNY 2017
March 27, 2017: WCBS 880 Interview “50 People to Know: Ms. Wheelchair NY 2017 Dayniah Manderson, WCBS 880, March 27, 2017
April 05, 2017: NYU Steinhardt’s GSO “Diversity in the Workplace” panelist
April 16, 2017: Judge “Little Miss Amazing” pageant
April 23, 2017: Applebee’s fundraiser for Infinite Possibilities Empowerment Center
April 26, 2017: Seminar at Hunter College with the PossAbilities Club to talk about Disability & Relationships/Sexuality
May 07, 2017: Abilities Expo Judge at the CosAbility Cosplay Competition
May 09, 2017: NYU features alumni and their advice to new graduates
June 30, 2017: "From Apples to Advocacy: Teacher Dayniah Manderson embraces her role as Ms. Wheelchair NY 2017", Muscular Dystrophy Association,, June 30, 2017
October 18, 2018: "Does my wheelchair make you uncomfortable? How my disability may have cost me a job" by Dayniah Manderson, USA TODAY.
November 2019: DISABILITY VISIBILITY PODCAST Interview with Alice Wong
June 15, 2020: "Bronx teacher files discrimination complaint against NYC Education Dept. for leaving her without wheelchair-accessible bathroom for 12 years", By MICHAEL ELSEN-ROONEY and KIOVANGIE HERRERA, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.
July 24, 2020: Interview with Ask Win https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/askwin87/Kim_ONeill.mp3
July 2020: Chit Chat After Dark interview with Libra Hicks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ySBWgWDWu4
July 14, 2020: Black Women's Roundtable on Disability and Chronic Illness with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, (D-MA)
August 12, 2020: Interview with Erin from Claiming Disability, Inc.
October 2, 2020: Clips and Conversation: Crip Camp, the 2020 Election, and GOTDisabilityV w/Dr. Jill Biden!