• Round 1: You pick the winner! DDSO’s Coloring Contest

    You pick the winner! Participants from DDSO’s Sacramento programs have worked hard on coloring and decorating special thank you cards for this year’s Big Day of Giving ! Votes will be counted as “likes” per photo on Facebook. The top 3 winners chosen will receive art supplies and sweets as prizes. Click here to be taken […]

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  • Crowdfunding Film Project: Crystal’s short film “What about Elaine?”

      NOW is your chance to support an aspiring young filmmaker’s dreams in the Sacramento community!   Crystal Baker is a participant and aspiring filmmaker with DDSO’s Employment Plus program. She runs a weekly film review and The Review Window and hopes to become a filmmaker that can use film to bring awareness to social issues that […]

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  • DDSO’s Coronavirus (Covid-19) Precautions

    Hello, this page will be periodically updated with any news regarding Coronavirus precautions at DDSO. As of Friday, March 20th, 2020: All programs and entities operated by DDSO are CLOSED.  This includes the main office, Capitol Books & Gifts, and all 5 Programs (Alan Short Center, Achievement Development and Care, Short Center North, Short Center […]

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  • Meet Batie, Michael, and Natalie: NDEAM Featured employees at DDSO

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. DDSO’s Employment Plus program provides opportunities for participants to contribute to the community through coursework, paid on-the-job training, community association, volunteering, and employment! This month we featured some of our best workers. View past interviews here and here. This week’s interviews include Batie, Michael, and Natalie! Dynamic duo […]

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  • Meet Zach and Jit: NDEAM Featured employees at Statehouse Restaurant

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. DDSO’s Employment Plus program provides opportunities for participants to contribute to the community through coursework, paid on-the-job training, community association, volunteering, and employment! Every week this month, we’ll be regularly FEATURING some of our employed program participants. Get to know them and what they do! View last week’s […]

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  • Meet Jeff and Joann: NDEAM Featured Employees from Capitol Books and Gifts

    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. DDSO’s Employment Plus program provides opportunities for participants to contribute to the community through coursework, paid on-the-job training, community association, volunteering, and employment! Every week this month, we’ll be regularly FEATURING some of our employed program participants. Get to know them and what they do! Our very first […]

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    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 on a 1919 Model T […]

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  • 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 for video We were then […]

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  • 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 live healthier and enriched lives, […]

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  • 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 Appetizers by Hannibal’s Catering Benefit […]

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