Students in Pre-ETS Work at SplashDown Waterpark

This summer, 14 youth with disabilities are working at the SplashDown Waterpark in Manassas through Didlake’s Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Program, which helps students plan their transition to life after high school. Didlake is an approved provider of Pre-ETS services through the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). SplashDown is Northern Virginia’s largest […]

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Didlake Custodian Learns Advocacy Skills through SourceAmerica Training

Thomas, who works as a custodian for Didlake at Naval Air Station Oceana/Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, recently participated in SourceAmerica’s advocacy training program. For the training, Thomas joined individuals with disabilities from nonprofits across the country for two days of virtual training sessions held in February and April. The participants talked about how to […]

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Joe Diaz Graduates from Leadership Prince William

After 10 months of exploring the Prince William area, learning about critical issues and collaborating with other leaders, Didlake COO Joe Diaz graduated June 9 from Leadership Prince William’s Signature Program. In September, Diaz and his 29 classmates started their Leadership Prince William (LPW) journey with a Send-Off celebration and a two-day Opening Retreat. They […]

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Didlake Internships Through Project SEARCH

Through Project SEARCH, Didlake offers internships for students with disabilities aged 18 to 21 in partnership with local high schools, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and host businesses. Project SEARCH aims to prepare people with disabilities in their last year of high school for success in competitive integrated employment. Didlake is the […]

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Opal Day Support Volunteers Connect with Senior Citizens

Participants of Didlake’s Opal Day Support Program connect with local senior citizens by volunteering at Mintbrook Senior Apartments, a 55+ community in Bealeton. Activities vary each visit, but often include bingo, arts and crafts, and birthday and holiday celebrations. Day Support participants and senior residents worked together weekly during the holiday season to make ornaments […]

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Celebrating Quality Professionals During World Quality Month

November is World Quality Month, a time when quality professionals across industries and around the globe come together to celebrate each other. It is also an opportune time to celebrate the dedication and hard work of quality professionals and the impact of quality initiatives on organizational success. World Quality Month is an annual observance led […]

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