• Man With Down Syndrome Shows Tremendous Growth

    Danny is a 25 year old with Down syndrome. He has been at the Alan Short Center for three years. When Danny came here he was very shy.

  • E+ Crew Member Has “I Can Do” Attitude

    The consistent support & guidance offered by staff at Employment Plus has given Kevin the confidence and skill sets necessary for success. Kevin's attitude is now one of "I Can Do" and "How Can I Help?" There are no limits to what Kevin will achieve in his life and for

  • Artist’s Smile Lights Up The Art Rooms

    Amber G. has the brightest smile you will ever see, and it is no wonder because her favorite things are smiling and laughing.

  • This Social Butterfly Thrives At Adult Day Program

    Anne looks forward to coming to program each day to interact with her friends and staff as well as participate in community outings. Anne is comfortable at program and she knows we are here to help, encourage self advocacy and provide support in which will enhance her to continually succeed.

  • Why do people support DDSO on the Day of Giving?

    Check out these awesome videos from our supporters and learn how you can get in on the fun!

  • Client Makes His Mark In The Community

    Brian, a client of the Community Integration Program, loves being out and about. Every day when Brian comes to program, he is always very eager to go out into the community. The Community Integration Program provides him with the vital opportunity to get out into the community on a daily

  • Meet an Actor Extraordinaire

    Brian Hillebert has been a dedicated actor with DDSO's Short Center Repertory for 30 years. During that time he has appeared in every play we produced, both comedies and dramas. His skills have landed him major parts in three community theatre productions.

  • Artist With Cerebral Palsy Evokes Persian Heritage

    Ghazal Shoaei was born and raised in Iran and came to the US in 2001, learning English as her second language. Although she was born cerebral palsy it has not stopped her from evolving into one of Short Center North’s most inventive artists.

  • Be Part of History on May 5th – BIG Day of Giving!

    BIG Day of Giving is coming! Why are we so excited at DDSO aboutMay 5th? It's the BIG Day of Giving, part of a National Day of Giving called Give Local America. From midnight to midnight, 500+ nonprofits will join forces to raise $5Million!

  • Autism Explained: The History

    Let’s face it – there is still a lot we know about autism disorders. Even working in the field, one often didn’t hear the word in common usage until the ‘90’s. In the second part of the Autism Explained series, learn about the history of the disorder, via a timeline.