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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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Didlake In The News
|Tuesday, March 14, 2017||
Source Loudoun Now
When National Conference Center was approached more than a year ago about taking on young adults with disabilities as interns, General Manager Geoff Lawson described it as “one of those easy, 10-second decisions.”
Now, nine recent Loudoun County graduates have become an integral part of the conference center’s team, working alongside its chefs, technical engineers, maintenance crew and others to learn hands-on job skills.
The National’s Human Resources Manager Helen Kendall said, “We know that teaching is all about making a difference, and I will say that we are pleased that we have made a difference. It has been so fulfilling.”
Relationships like this play out every day throughout the county and, this morning, they were celebrated at the Loudoun School-Business Partnership Recognition Breakfast. About 800 educators and business and community leaders gathered in The National in Lansdowne to honor the collaboration between hundreds of area businesses and the county’s public schools…
|Friday, November 18, 2016||
Source 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
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.
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