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. Our mission is to create opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities. We started as the Didlake School for children with disabilities in 1965. A group of residents created the school since free, public education was not available for their children. That changed in 1975 when Congress passed legislation that is now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and opened up access to special education at public schools. You can read the full article on the Loudoun Chamber’s website.
Source: Loudoun Chamber
Published: October 2021
Original story: https://www.loudounchamber.org/national-disability-employment-awareness-month-didlake/