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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Third Class of Manassas Project SEARCH Graduates

On June 13, a graduation was celebrated in Manassas that was not an ordinary commencement. Seven students with disabilities graduated from the Project SEARCH program hosted by Novant Health Prince William Medical Center after completing a one-year internship program that prepared them for employment in the community. The 2014 graduates were Janyace Jones, Dorothy Jordan, […]

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First Project SEARCH Class in Portsmouth Graduates

Graduates of the Portsmouth Project SEARCH program appear with representatives of the project partners. On June 6, Mayor of the City of Portsmouth, Va., Kenneth Wright, joined Didlake, Inc., the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, and Southeastern Cooperative Educational Programs (SECEP) to celebrate […]

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New Partnership Creates Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Manassas, VA – Didlake welcomed a new partnership on Dec. 6 with a ribbon-cutting event at Didlake’s Opal Business Service Center in Fauquier County, Va. The partnership will provide opportunities for people with disabilities to work on a contract for one of the nation’s largest private labeling companies. Under the new arrangements, Didlake employees will […]

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Didlake Awarded CIMS-GB Certification

Manassas, VA – Didlake has been awarded CIMS-GB Certification with honors. CIMS is a cleaning industry standard adopted by ISSA—The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. The certification was presented to Didlake’s Operations Manager Betty Williams at ISSA’s recent conference in Las Vegas. The Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification is a rigorous program that sets a […]

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Didlake Adds 32 Jobs with New Contract At BWI Airport

Manassas, VA – Didlake began Fiscal Year 2014 creating new opportunities for people with disabilities by adding 32 full-time positions for Maryland residents with two new contract milestones: the organization’s first state use contract and its first grounds maintenance contract outside of the Greater Hampton Roads region. On October 1, Didlake began implementation of a […]

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Didlake Provides Support to Furloughed Employees

Manassas, VA – The current federal government shutdown has impacted Didlake, Inc., as 116 of the organization’s employees at six government contract locations are unable to work due to furloughs. Didlake is supporting these employees who have been out of work by placing them on administrative leave for time spent on furlough during the most […]

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