Workers needed! There is a shortage of workers needed to provide support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. All people with disabilities deserve opportunities to be participating members of their community. Join us at the Crest Theatre on April 2nd for the premier of Invaluable – the Unrecognized Profession of Direct Support. Learn more […]

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  • 4/1-4/30 – Celebrating the Arts for Everyone for Autism Awareness Month

    A special exhibit of work by several artists from Alan Short Center, Short Center North, and Short Center South will be at DDSO’s theater throughout the month of April to celebrate National Autism Awareness Month. Viewing the show is by appointment only on Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Call (916) 456-5166 […]

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  • Arts Advocacy Flyer 2019

    4/23 – Capitol Books & Gifts Celebrates Arts Advocacy Day

    Join DDSO and arts organizations from all over the state of California at a rally for arts advocacy at the California State Capitol. Stop by Capitol Books & Gifts, the museum gift shop located on the lower level, to get your free art button designed by an artist from Short Center North. Learn how the […]

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  • Keep the Promise Rally 2019

    4/3 – Keep the Promise Rally at the Capitol!

    Help keep DDSO program services adequately funded, so we can pay our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) a wage that supports their families. Join DDSO employees and program participants at the California State Capitol. Can we count on your support?!

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  • Calendar Kids 2019

    5/10-5/19 – The Fourth Wall Presents Calendar Kids

    Let the hilarity begin! Employment Plus presents a new sketch comedy show from the Fourth Wall in DDSO’s theater. Adult language and situations, not recommended for young audiences. Admission fee is a suggested donation of $10. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase at the theater. Free parking. For more information, call (916)973-1966.

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  • Music & Art as a Universal Language Art Show 2-11-19

    2/11-3/15 – Music & Art as a Universal Language Art Show

    Join Short Center South, Short Center North, and Alan Short Center at Music & Art as a Universal Language, a community art exhibit hosted by the Michael Boussina Inclusion Program at the Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward Library and Cultural Center. Short Center staff will present an artists reception on Friday, March 1st from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at the […]

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  • 1/26 – Tenuta Torciano Winery Charity Wine Tasting

    DDSO and STEP invite you to a charity wine event hosted by the Knights of Columbus. All proceeds benefit Developmental Disabilities Service Organization and Strategies to Empower People who serve adults with special needs.

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  • 5/13 – 10th Annual Knights Charity Through Golf Tournament – Save the Date!

    DDSO is honored to be chosen by the Knights of Columbus as one of two recipients of its Charity Golf Tournament, for the sixth year in a row! For more information about this event and to find out how you can get involved, please call 916-220-2868. Join us on Monday, May 13th, 2019 for the KNIGHTS – […]

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  • 12/20 – Alan Short Center Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale

    Share in the Christmas spirit at the Alan Short Center Annual Holiday Art Show & Sale! We have great gifts for everyone on your list. Shop for original artwork, jewelry, hand dyed silk scarves, and more by artists at Alan Short Center. For more information, please call 209-948-5759.

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  • 12/10-12/14 – Short Center North Holiday Art Sale

    If you are looking for affordable, one of a kind, cool gifts this season, Short Center North is having a holiday art sale! Our pop up Christmas shop is open Monday, the 10th through Thursday, the 14th from 11 am to 2 pm daily. Come by and share our festive spirit and shop for unique, […]

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