Manassas, VA – Lana Rauser, an employment specialist with Didlake, Inc., has received a Champion in Making a Difference Award from the Winchester, Va., office of the Department of Rehabilitative Services. Rauser received the award because of her “commitment to assisting and empowering people with disabilities.” As an employment specialist, Rauser helps businesses place and train employees with disabilities.
Rauser was one of two recipients of the Champion in Making a Difference Award honored at a recognition program on Oct. 16 at the War Memorial Building in Winchester.
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.