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Vacations and Travel for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

    The world is your oyster! Or, if you don’t eat oysters, perhaps a Sweet Pickle Tour through New England offered by Search Beyond Adventures would be tastier. Adults with developmental disabilities and their caregivers have a menu of

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John Nicolich: Years of Dedication

Opengate is proud to have John Nicolich, Esq. as its longest serving Board of Directors member. In the early 1980’s he was invited to the position by the then chairman and has been active ever since.

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Siblings as Caregivers

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are living longer and often expected to outlive parents who have provided for them and made all decisions concerning their care. When this happens, responsibility for the individual’s well-being falls upon a sibling or other designated family member. Although it’s hoped that families establish an advanced plan for care of the individual, frequently there is no plan in place.

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2018

See Me for Me. To us, this means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability.  

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Elder Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Unlike the majority of aging adults, individuals with developmental disabilities likely do not have adult children to step into the role of guardian or caregiver when their parents are no longer able to parent, or pass away.

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