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A Walk of Honor

We would like to remind everyone of Opengate’s ongoing program which honors or memorializes a special someone from Opengate, our communities, or those committed to our mission with a memory brick or bench. Through this program we continue to offer

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Spotlight on Julie Payne, DSP

Julie Payne has recognized the worthiness and dignity of each individual in her care for over 10 years as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Opengate.

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Opengate Welcomes New Medical Director

Welcome aboard to our new Medical Director, Andrea Ritchin.   Dr. Ritchin comes to us with a background in Family Medicine, having earned her medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and having completed her specialty training at the Residency

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Honoring Direct Support Professionals

(*highlighting some of our honored Direct Support Professionals) September 10-17, 2017 Opengate joins other organizations to celebrate Direct Support Professionals Week honoring DSPs for choosing a career that enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are

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Is Community Inclusion Right for All?

Who decides where adults with IDD live?

A core issue is who makes the decision to live independently or live in a group setting. We believe that each person, with the input of family members and professionals, should be able to determine where they feel most comfortable and have the best resources for the individual.

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