• 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.

  • Autism Explained: The Spectrum

    You’ve heard the word. Autism. But do you know what it means? Do you simply think of Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” and then let it go? DDSO proudly serves a large number of consumers who place on the autism spectrum. Learn more by checking out this three-part series.

  • April is National Austism Awareness Month

    People with autism can do amazing things, and DDSO is proud to join the Autism Society to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month. It's a great opportunity to learn more, and you can read our two blog articles on the history and personal stories of those who have experienced the spectrum