• 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 won’t define who she is. […]

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  • 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 big dreams and a huge […]

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  • 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!

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  • 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 the community. The staff at CIP has helped her learn to be more comfortable interacting with others in a positive manner and how to express her opinions appropriately.

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  • 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 learn how to communicate her wants and needs.

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  • 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 deftly maneuvers her other arm to package the airplane parts. She likes to be productive and takes her job seriously. ADC helped Penny become more responsible and more respectful of people, and helped teach her good manners.

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  • Be Part of History on May 3rd – BIG Day of Giving!

    BIG Day of Giving is coming! Why are we so excited at DDSO about May 3rd? It’s the BIG Day of Giving, part of a National Day of Giving called Give Local America. From midnight to midnight, 570 nonprofits will join forces to raise $6Million!

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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 DDSO.org/shop 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 this community, haven’t seen an […]

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