Press Releases

Didlake Awaiting Decision from the National Labor Relations Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 11, 2018
Didlake®, a Manassas, Virginia-based nonprofit that creates opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities, is awaiting a decision by the National Labor Relations Board regarding whether a group of employees at the Army National Guard Readiness Center, a site at which the organization provides services on contract, are deemed statutory employees by the NLRB and therefore covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

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Director Announced for The Didlake® Autism Center of Excellence

Didlake, Inc. recently promoted Dr. Rachel Payne to lead the Didlake Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), reinforcing its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The number of students with ASD transitioning from high school continues to rise and so does the need for individualized support. ACE seeks to increase knowledge […]

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Didlake Partners with The National Conference Center to Provide Internships for Students with Disabilities

Didlake® is proud to announce a new partnership with The National Conference Center, Loudoun County Public Schools, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, and Project SEARCH, to provide a 10 month internship program for students with disabilities in Loudoun County. Didlake, a not-for-profit providing opportunities for people with disabilities in Maryland, Virginia and […]

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Community Foundation Donates Manassas Property to Didlake

Manassas, VA—The Manassas-based I.J. and Hilda M. Breeden Foundation has generously donated a plat of land to Didlake, Inc., that expands the organization’s footprint in the city. Two Didlake facilities, including its headquarters, reside at 8641 and 8621 Breeden Avenue. The Breeden Foundation’s gift of 8601 Breeden Avenue, a 1.6-acre tract, abuts the east side […]

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Didlake to open The UPS Store in Potomac Town Center

Manassas, VA – Didlake is expanding opportunities for individuals with disabilities by investing in their first franchising model with The UPS Store that is due to open this fall, providing four more jobs for people with disabilities. This opportunity is part of SourceAmerica’s franchise program allowing their network of community-based nonprofits across the country to […]

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Didlake Project SEARCH Programs Yield 12 Graduates

Didlake celebrated two special commencements last week. After completing a one-year internship program that prepared them for employment in the community, seven students with disabilities graduated from the Project SEARCH program hosted by Novant Health Prince William Medical Center in Manassas. Five students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) graduated from the Portsmouth program, which is […]

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Contract Breaks DARS Employment Record

A Didlake contract servicing the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic that began in May has created a record number of opportunities for people with disabilities. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), which refers job candidates to Didlake, says that this contract employs more of these referrals than any contract in DARS […]

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Didlake Names New President

Manassas, VA – The board of directors of Didlake, Inc., a leading provider of employment and other opportunities for people with disabilities, has named Rick Sebastian as its new president, effective April 1.  Mr. Sebastian, an executive with 30 years’ experience in the disability services arena, will assume the role of president as part of […]

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‘Best for Didlake’ 2014 Award Winners Recognized

Manassas, VA – Didlake recognized its “Best for Didlake” award winners at the organization’s December board meeting. “Best for Didlake” is awarded to individuals and teams whose daily work exemplifies the mission, vision, values, and goals of Didlake. The awards program is part of a larger initiative adopted by the Didlake Board of Directors to […]

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Didlake Earns Sixth Consecutive CARF Accreditation

Manassas, VA – Didlake, Inc. has earned its sixth consecutive accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF). CARF conducted a thorough review of Didlake’s services earlier this year, finding that Didlake services met or exceeded rigorous requirements required for accreditation. CARF awarded Didlake the highest level of the three-year accreditation in […]

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