Advocacy

Early Intervention

Published on March 6, 2018

Darke DD Early Intervention Services are based on the principle that children learn best through everyday experiences with people they know. That makes YOU your child’s best teacher. With Darke DD, a team of professionals helps you every step of the way with your child’s learning and development.


March 2017 Developmental Disabilities Awareness
“Working In My Community”

Published on March 16, 2017

In celebration of March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we take a look at how local employers have had a positive impact on their community by hiring someone with a disability, and how those employees with a disability have in-turn had a positive impact on their employer. Ohio’s Employment First initiative turns 5 years old this month (March 2017). Launched by Governor Kasich’s Executive Order in March 2012, Employment First founding statute states that all individuals shall be presumed capable of community employment. “Presumption of employability” means that agencies start with the presumption that all people can work if provided with appropriate supports. Resources, like time and money, should be invested to determine how, not if, a person can be successful in community employment. We invite you to explore the ways Darke DD is helping individuals we serve to work in their community.


March Developmental Disabilities Awareness
“Volunteering In My Community”

Published on March 24, 2017

As we continue to celebrate March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, we take a look at how volunteering in your community can make a difference. Darke DD assists individuals with disabilities to volunteer on average over 110 service hours a month to various organizations and causes!


2016 NDEAM – The Merchant House

Published on Oct 7, 2016

 Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

2016 National Disability Employment Awareness

Published on Sep 27, 2016

 

Reflecting the important role disability plays in workforce diversity, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “#InclusionWorks.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a diverse workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.


Jeff and Craig – Living a Good Life!

Published on Jul 6, 2016

 

Jeff and Craig live a good life. They live a good life thanks to the person centered planning model, and the opportunities that being employed in their community provides them. They are able to have the things that are important for them, and are able to enjoy the things that are important to them because of person centered planning. Their vacation to Florida is just one example of what person centered planning can do for someone with a disability!


Darke DD and GTI: Enclave to Employment

Published on Jun 17, 2016

 

In 2015 Darke DD’s adult day service program (known as Wayne Industries) and Greenville Technology, Inc. (GTI) created a unique opportunity for individuals to move from an enclave work setting to permanent employment. To date, three individuals have benefited from this partnership. This is their story…


Darke DD and Midmark Corporation: Partnering for Success

Published on May 25, 2016

 

In 2016 Darke DD and Midmark Corporation embarked on a journey to fulfill an employment need. One was interested in increasing their workforce diversity, while the other has a passion for assisting individuals with disabilities obtain jobs. This story explains the results that met both of their needs.


2016 March DD Awareness: What’s Your Story?

Published on Mar 17, 2016

 

Darke DD invites you to celebrate March DD Awareness with the theme, “What’s Your Story?”.  We encourage you to reach out and get to know someone with a disability. Everyone has a story! What’s yours?

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