NAS Oceana partners with Project SEARCH to help young adults with disabilities

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and as the month closes out, Naval Air Station Oceana is hosting its second wave of Project SEARCH interns. Project SEARCH is a program that connects high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to internships and on-the-job training. The program, which runs the duration of the school […]

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Didlake’s Mason Campus The UPS Store Employs People with Developmental Disabilities

George Mason University’s School of Business highlighted Didlake’s partnership with the Mason LIFE Program to offer internships for young adults with disabilities in Didlake’s The UPS Store franchise at Mason’s Fairfax campus. There are many misconceptions about employing people who have developmental disabilities. Operating out of Manassas, Virginia, Didlake finds and creates employment opportunities for […]

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Didlake COO Featured on ISSA’s “Straight Talk” Webcast

Last week, ISSA’s “Straight Talk,” featured a panelist of nonprofit leaders, including Didlake COO Joe Diaz, to talk about how organizations employing people with disabilities can help solve the worker shortage. Other panelists included Richard Sebastian, President and CEO of the Kennedy Center, and Jimmy Vickers III, Senior Operations Executive of Global Connections to Employment. […]

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The Importance of Digitizing Your Old Photographs, Documents, and other Artifacts

Shortly after the launch of Artifcts, I was introduced to Steven Fuhrman, Business Manager of Didlake Imaging. Steven and I immediately connected over a shared mission, helping individuals, families, and corporations preserve pieces of “their” story. Be it family wedding photos from generations gone by to historic maps, documents, and other physical pieces of paper […]

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City of Manassas Proclamation for NDEAM

The Manassas City Council and Manassas Mayor Michelle Davis-Younger recently proclaimed October as Disability Employment Awareness Month. Thank you to the City of Manassas for commemorating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and for underscoring the importance of inclusion and diversity in our workforce. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, in 1998, Congress declared the month of October as National Disability […]

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NAS Oceana kicks off internship program for high school students with intellectual, developmental disabilities

Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana is set to become the first installation to host high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for internships and on-the-job training. Titled “Project SEARCH,” NAS Oceana kicked of the program Friday. Senior Chief Air Traffic Controller Amber Khoryati at the installation says the program is aimed to give students […]

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