Didlake Receives Virginia Rehabilitation Association Award for iPod Touch Pilot Program

The Norman C. Hammond Award is displayed by (from left to right) Richard Ratcliffe, Didlake Chairman of the Board; Lisa Malone, employment specialist; Stacy Hart, employment specialist; Christy Stegman, program manager; Rebecca Paté-Johnson, program manager; and Rex Parr, Didlake president and CEO.

Manassas, VA – Didlake has received the Virginia Rehabilitation Association’s Norman C. Hammond Award for its pilot project using iPod Touch technology. The program put iPod Touch devices in the hands of people with disabilities to help prepare them for job interviews and as a training tool on the job.

The four Didlake employees recognized for their work on the pilot project are Rebecca Paté-Johnson, Stacy Hart, Lisa Malone, and Christy Stegman

Didlake was nominated by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. According to VRA, the Norman C. Hammond Award was established to honor business and industry leaders whose contributions to the field of rehabilitation in Virginia are outstanding and result in the employment of persons with disabilities.

About Didlake
Didlake, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. It was founded in 1965 to create opportunities for people with disabilities through services that connect them to employment, education and the community. It provides contract business services for commercial and government customers and has won numerous awards for its facilities maintenance; packaging/ assembly; and administrative services. The organization operates throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area, in the Roanoke Valley and in Greater Hampton Roads. It serves more than 1,600 people with disabilities annually. Didlake, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, accredited by CARF and proudly serves the nation through the AbilityOne program. Its partners include the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services, local Community Services Boards and United Way of the National Capital Area. For more information, visit www.didlake.org.