• 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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  • 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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  • 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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