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Phone: 916-456-5166
DDSO Parkway Campus
5051 47th Avenue

Sacramento
California 95824
USA
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Target demographics: A ‘developmental' disability is one attributable to mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Clients at DDSO may also have Down’s Syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, brain trauma, or other neurological disorders that have caused mental and physical disabilities before the age of eighteen.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Provide services to 4920 individuals per year

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Spend one on one time with someone in our programs,

Assist with arts, music, gardening, cooking, exercise, eye-hand coordination, or lunch and bus duty activities .

Photograph artwork or program activities.

Write or blog about what our programs are accomplishing.

Help out at one of our fundraising events.

Be a DDSO Ambassador and help us develop more community connections to broaden our marketing efforts and develop more funding options.

Geographic areas served: Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities located in Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties

Programs: Achievement, Development & Care (ADC)
Alan Short Center (ADC)
Alan Short Community Access Program (ASCAP)
Community Integration Program (CIP)
Employment Plus (E+)
Short Center North (SCN)
Short Center South (SCS)
Transitions for Tomorrow (T2)

Mission:
DDSO exists to enrich the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by fostering individual growth, creativity, and artistic expression.
Results:
Our long term sustainability goal was to purchase property that would not only house two of our programs and the DDSO Headquarter office, but would also provide facilities that the local community could also use. We were able to purchase property this past year, which not only opened up new possibilities for the community, but will allow us to build and use our resources to improve client services, instead of paying a landlord.

Future plans include building new partnerships to develop funding to enhance and improve our new Parkway Campus community rental options which include: a Theater, Soccer Field, Gymnasium and future space for Artist/Musician studios.

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03/05/13
My daughter Jaime is a client of DDSO and has grown tremendously, but mostly she's become a very happy woman that is excited to attend each day to see her friends and participate in her classes. My husband and I are happy because she's happy, and my interactions with the staff have been very ... more »
04/15/12
Our daughter Nellie is a client of DDSO -Short Center. We are so fortunate that she was able to obtain a spot in this wonderful place! The staff is wonderfully positive and always affirming. Nellie has been able to grow as an individual, and to build on the solid foundation she received as a ... more »
03/01/10
I loved working with the consumers and seeing the creative process of the Audio Podcasting class at Employment Plus (a program within DDSO). It was great to see the consumers light up when they heard their voice after recording as well as getting them involved in the editing process. I love seeing ... more »
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Write or blog about what our programs are accomplishing.

Help out at one of our fundraising events.

Be a DDSO Ambassador and help us develop more community connections to broaden our marketing efforts and develop more funding options.

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