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Residence Manager Wilma Joseph in the Spotlight!

“I’m just doing my job.” says Wilma Joseph, but according to those who work with her, she exemplifies what it means to go the extra mile. Wilma has been employed as a Residence Manager with Opengate for the last 5

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COVID-19:  We Are Prepared

By now all Americans are experiencing a disruption in their lifestyle due to the spread of COVID-19 and making necessary modifications to their daily lives. The health, safety, and welfare of Opengate’s individuals and staff members is of the utmost

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Direct Support Professionals: The Life Line of Opengate

All of our support professionals play a critical part in the success for our clients, and for our organization, by working closely with the individuals. Each person employed or who volunteers at Opengate is held to a standard of excellence to deliver exceptional care to all of our clients.

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Developmental Disabilities Month 2020

Opengate pledges to do our part during March, 2020 Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month by advancing the issues, educating, and advocating for all individuals with developmental disabilities. We join thousands across the nation highlighting ways to allow communities to form stronger

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The Right to Vote for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

The right to vote is recognized by the Supreme Court and protected under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, however, there is no expressed “right to vote” in the Constitution, it is considered a “liberty interest” for which individual states may not interfere.

People with disabilities are often denied voting rights because most states have legal provisions which, at times, deny the right to vote to citizens deemed mentally incapacitated, amongst other criteria.

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