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    Gifts Made from The Heart This Valentine’s Day

    Give your love a handmade work of art this year! Every item in DDSO's ArtShop has a story, made from the heart, by artists with developmental disabilities. Visit our ArtShop page at to check out a fabulous selection of paintings, illustrations, mosaics, fabric arts and more!

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    DDSO Programs Celebrate the Holidays in Style

    Christmas caroling, cookie decorating, a visit from Santa, and donation drives! These are only a few ways our programs got in the festive spirit this holiday season.

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    Support Short Center North Art Programs With A Gift Card

    During the holiday season, it can be tough to pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list. With gift cards, donating to DDSO’s art programs is easy as pie! Short Center North is one of DDSO’s arts programs serving adults with developmental disabilities. Our program, like so many programs serving

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    This Outstanding Client Overcomes Challenges & Wins Award!

    Outstanding Short Center South Client, Pattie Barajas, was recognized today, November 19, 2015, at SCDD and ACRC's 2nd Annual Celebration Event!

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    We love our Direct Support Professionals at DDSO!

    DDSO serves about 400 people with developmental disabilities each month, across three campuses. None of that would be possible without the loving work of our Direct Support Professionals (DSP)! They help make sure classes are running smoothly, new art projects are being taught and that all our clients have access

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    September 11th is the Day of Caring

    The good folks over at United Way California Capital Region have held another successful Day of Caring today! DDSO was excited to host several volunteers from SMUD, Easter Seals, IRS, Zurich Insurance and Intel at our St. Marks Campus for a morning of painting, cool water, and hot pizza! Day

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