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Working and Interacting with People on the Spectrum

Approximately 12.3% of people served/employed at Didlake are on the autism spectrum. They are employees, consumers of employment services, and consumers of our day support/community inclusion programs. As the number of individuals on the autism spectrum exiting high school continues to grow, the need for the services and employment opportunities Didlake provides will increase. The […]

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Understanding and Managing Stress

Stress is part of life Stress is a naturally occurring physical reaction and it is a part of everyday life. We all experience it from time to time. Not all stress is bad. Individuals vary in the way they experience, react to and cope with stress. Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other disabilities may […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

People in the United States have recognized Mental Health Awareness Month in May since 1949 to raise awareness about mental health. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental health condition, according to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). There is a wide variety of mental health conditions identified by the American Psychological Society. The latest diagnostic […]

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What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the way the brain functions. It affects individuals from all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Boys are four times more likely to be identified with ASD than girls, and the first signs usually appear before the age of three. Currently, the CDC estimates 1 […]

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How to Choose a Quality Day Support Program

Change is hard. Making a change in your life from what you are currently doing and trying something new can be challenging. When you reach a transition, it can be stressful, challenging, scary, and sometimes overwhelming. To help ease the stress of transitioning, we’ve provided some questions for you to consider when you tour a Day Support […]

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