DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICE ORGANIZATION Overview
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5051 47th Avenue
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)
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.