Didlake in the News

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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Searching For a Better Future: NAS Oceana becomes first Navy installation to partner with Project SEARCH

Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana kicked off Project SEARCH in September, becoming the Navy’s first installation to host the innovative program, which connects high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to internships and on-the-job training. Project SEARCH is a ten-month, school-to-work program where students who are military dependents or are military-connected engage in internships […]

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Marketing Alumna Creates Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Thank you to George Mason University for featuring Didlake and commemorating NDEAM in their interview with our Vice President of Corporate Communications & Marketing Erika Spalding. Erika Spalding, BS Marketing ’07, is the vice president of corporate communications & marketing at Didlake, a nonprofit that creates and implements services and programs that assist people with disabilities […]

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month: Didlake

Thank you to Loudoun Chamber for featuring Didlake and commemorating NDEAM! Check out the Chamber Insider Blog to read our story as told by our Vice President of Corporate Communications & Marketing Erika Spalding. When was your organization founded, and what is its primary mission? Didlake is a nonprofit rehabilitation services provider based in Manassas. […]

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