• Teardrop Teamwork

    The Biale family of Vintage Deluxe Trailer Shop has been restoring and up-cycling broken-down vintage trailers for years, often collaborating with artists from around the world to create custom painted, one-off pieces of art. Currently, we are thrilled that they are collaborating with DDSO on a vintage teardrop trailer built

  • Winter Concert and Fashion Show

    On Friday, December 14, 2018, DDSO presented our annual Winter Concert and Fashion Show, featuring participants in several of our programs.  First up was the Guitar Class by Arlene Pablo who sang Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Click here

  • Meet Zach

    Thanks to you, over 400 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities received continued care and support this year.  On behalf of them, thank you for enhancing their lives and giving them the opportunity to be productive and have dignity. We envision a world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities

  • Uncork for the Arts 2016: Art, Wine, and Good Times

    Uncork for the Arts 2016 was a fun-filled night of unique art, wine, and community. Guests were welcomed with live piano music by the talented Ellen Boudreaux as they arrived, enjoyed fruit and cheese platters, and shopped art displays on the patio. Ellen Boudreaux, Short Center North client and musical savant

  • Meet the 2016 Uncork for the Arts Honorees (Pt 2)

    Every year at Uncork for the Arts, one person is chosen from each of DDSO’s programs to be recognized and celebrated for their unique contributions as valuable members of our community. Congratulations to our 2016 honorees! You are each an inspiration. Debra Anderson, Community Integration Program Blindness nor epileptic seizures

  • Meet the Uncork for the Arts 2016 Honorees! (Pt 1)

    Every year at Uncork for the Arts, one person is chosen from each of DDSO’s programs to be recognized and celebrated for their unique contributions as valuable members of our community. Congratulations to our 2016 honorees! Brad Dixon, Alan Short Community Access Program His quiet demeanor belies a man with

  • Celebrate With Us at Uncork for the Arts on 8/27

    The Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) invites you to join us for a fabulous night of great wine and fine art in our community on August 27th!

  • This Social Butterfly is Included in the Community

    Elsa lives at a care home and needs constant supervision due to a seizure disorder that has left her in a wheelchair. She came to the Community Integration Program (CIP) over fifteen years ago because she wanted to make choices in her life, socialize with people and be out in

  • Formerly Shy Client Now Communicates Her Wants & Needs

    Ge suffered a fever right after birth which caused developmental and physical impairments, including hearing loss. She is unable to speak and was very shy when she started attending Alan Short Center (ASC). Staff helped her overcome her shyness by treating her with care and respect and has helped her

  • Industrious Hard Worker Overcomes Challenges

    Penny is a warm and friendly woman who loves her family, especially her mom and nephew, Jacob. She enjoys helping other people. At ADC she is industrious and likes to work in the Pilot Project where she packages propellers for model airplanes. Though cerebral palsy has paralyzed one arm, she