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Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Didlake Partners with The National Conference Center to Provide Internships for Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Community Foundation Donates Manassas Property to Didlake
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Didlake to open The UPS Store in Potomac Town Center
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Didlake Project SEARCH Programs Yield 12 Graduates
Monday, June 15, 2015 Contract Breaks DARS Employment Record
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Source Loudoun Now

Internship Helps Young Adults with Disabilities Hone Job Skills

Project SEARCH intern Matias Vorimo makes salads at National Conference Center. [Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now]

Project SEARCH intern Matias Vorimo makes salads at National Conference Center. [Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now]

Graduation can be a little nerve-wracking for any family. But for parents of special needs students, that last day the school bus picks up their child can feel like they’ve reached the edge of a cliff.

“We kept thinking, gosh, this is going to be really hard. He’s going to be thrust out there,” Dianne Murphy, who’s 21-year-old son, Matt, has Down syndrome. He graduated from Loudoun County High School in June.

But a new partnership with the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, Loudoun County Public Schools, the National Conference Center and nonprofit organization Didlake is giving young people with disabilities a chance to hone their skills before they enter the workforce.

Friday, July 8, 2016

From The Virginia Pilot

Students celebrate graduation from Project SEARCH internship program

Photo by Kristen Zeis, The Virginia-Pilot  Alec Lozito is welcomed by guests at the beginning of the graduation ceremony.

Photo by Kristen Zeis, The Virginia-Pilot. Alec Lozito is welcomed by guests at the beginning of the graduation ceremony.

During a graduation ceremony Tuesday, Alec Lozito said he was happy he was able to “climb the stairs to adulthood” with the help of the Project SEARCH internship program .

“I’d like to thank you all for letting me be a part of this,” Lozito said at the ceremony at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center .

Six graduates completed nine-month internships at the Maryview center or DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk to earn their diplomas. Each graduate has an autism spectrum disorder.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

For the second year in a row, a DISA facility was recognized for excellence in energy conservation by the Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSASP), which provides installation management services for more than 20 locations in the National Capital Region, including the Naval Support Facility (NSF) in Indian Head, Maryland.

The agency’s Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is a tenant of NSF Indian Head and received an award for the following energy conservation activities conducted in 2015:

  • Installation of energy efficient LED lighting in several areas inside the JITC complex.
  • Replacement of an exterior warehouse hanger door with an insulated rollup door.
  • Upgrading several aging heating systems to energy efficient heat pumps.
  • Installation of water saving valves in restrooms.
  • Closely monitoring and controlling building temperatures and lighting use.

Also for the second year in a row, Raymond Hrynko, facility team lead and energy officer at JITC Indian Head, was individually recognized for his support for and enhancement of the NSASP regional energy program.

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) Facility Team at Indian Head, Maryland, accepts the 2015 Naval Support Facility Activity South Potomac’s Annual Energy Award.  Raymond Hrynko, facility team lead and energy officer at JITC Indian Head, was individually recognized and is holding the award certificate.

From left to right:  Carlos Blanco, contract support; Mike Meadows, contract support;  Jerry Welch, JITC; Sheila Carroll, contract support; Matt Bolster, contract support; Raymond Hrynko, JITC; Bill Bott, contract support; Michelle Perry, contract support; Carl Huff, contract support; Tri Nguyen, JITC.

From left to right: Carlos Blanco, contract support; Mike Meadows, contract support; Jerry Welch, JITC; Sheila Carroll, contract support; Matt Bolster, contract support; Raymond Hrynko, JITC; Bill Bott, contract support; Michelle Perry, contract support; Carl Huff, contract support; Tri Nguyen, JITC.

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