Press Releases

As we close out National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

Manassas, VA (10/27/21) – This week marks the end of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), an annual awareness campaign held each October to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the contributions of people with disabilities to the workforce. NDEAM activities don’t have to end in October, however. NDEAM also offers an opportunity to launch year-round […]

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Building for the Future: Didlake Demolishes Former Headquarters

Manassas, Va. (July 19, 2021) – Didlake Inc., a nonprofit that connects people with disabilities to employment and community engagement opportunities throughout the National Capital region, recently demolished its longtime headquarters building at 8621 Breeden Avenue in Manassas. The building, which was constructed in 1988, initially housed a 6,000 sq. ft. sheltered workshop and 6,000 […]

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Didlake Receives OFCCP Certificate of Merit for Commitment to Disability Inclusion

Manassas, Va. (February 17, 2021) – Didlake Inc., a Virginia-based nonprofit that connects people with disabilities to employment, education and opportunities throughout the National Capital region, recently received a Certificate of Merit from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The award recognizes Didlake for its demonstrated commitment to disability inclusion. Didlake was among 10 federal […]

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Didlake Earns Eighth CARF Accreditation

Didlake, Inc., recently earned its eighth consecutive accreditation from CARF, an international, independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human service agencies providing rehabilitative services. The accreditation, awarded August 18, is for Didlake’s community and employment services in the areas of job development, community integration and employment planning services.

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Didlake, Inc. Appoints Joseph M. Diaz as Chief Operating Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2020 For more information, contact: Erika Spalding, Didlake Inc. espalding@didlake.org Manassas, Va. (March  3, 2020) – Didlake Inc., a Virginia-based non-profit providing opportunities for people with disabilities, today announced the appointment of Joseph M. Diaz as Chief Operating Officer. For over 25 years, Mr. Diaz has passionately worked to enrich […]

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Didlake Makes a Splash at Manassas Waterpark

Every summer, thousands of area residents flock to pools, beaches and waterparks as a way to beat the heat in the nation’s capital. One of best-known local spots to seek relief is Splashdown Waterpark in Manassas. Last summer, about 25 employees were Didlake clients – young people with disabilities who work at the park as part of Didlake’s Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) Program.

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Non-Profit Serving People with Disabilities Launches Document Imaging Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2019   For more information, contact: Erika Spalding, Didlake Inc. espalding@didlake.org Non-Profit Serving People with Disabilities Launches Document Imaging Business Manassas, Va. (October 8, 2019) – Didlake Inc., a Virginia-based non-profit that connects people with disabilities to employment, education and inclusive opportunities throughout the National Capital region, today announced the launch of […]

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Didlake Awaiting Decision from the National Labor Relations Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 11, 2018
Didlake®, a Manassas, Virginia-based nonprofit that creates opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities, is awaiting a decision by the National Labor Relations Board regarding whether a group of employees at the Army National Guard Readiness Center, a site at which the organization provides services on contract, are deemed statutory employees by the NLRB and therefore covered by the National Labor Relations Act.

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Director Announced for The Didlake® Autism Center of Excellence

Didlake, Inc. recently promoted Dr. Rachel Payne to lead the Didlake Autism Center of Excellence (ACE), reinforcing its commitment to improving employment outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The number of students with ASD transitioning from high school continues to rise and so does the need for individualized support. ACE seeks to increase knowledge […]

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