Didlake Hosts Autism Training

Manassas, VA – On May 10 and 11, Didlake hosted a training workshop on autism for the Prince William County Community Services Board and other members of the community. The training was led by Virginia Autism Council members Andrew Clarke, Director of Didlake’s Center for Autism Services, and Cindy Gwinn of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Developed by the Virginia Autism Council, the two-day workshop covered topics ranging from identifying characteristics of the disorder to best practices for support of those individuals in their home, work, and community.

The Center for Autism Services is Didlake’s answer to the needs of the growing population of adults with autism. Founded in May 2011, the three-year initiative will investigate those needs and the future direction of services for adults with autism.

For more information on this training, contact the Didlake Center for Autism Services at (703) 361-4195.

About Didlake

Didlake, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. It provides contract business services for commercial and government customers and has won numerous awards for its facilities maintenance; packaging/ assembly; and administrative services. The organization operates throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the Roanoke Valley and in Greater Hampton Roads. It serves more than 1,600 people with disabilities annually. Didlake, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne program. Its partners include the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, local Community Services Boards and United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information, visit www.didlake.org.