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Adaptive Clothing: Fashion’s New Frontier

Progress is being made for fashion inclusion, especially in the ability of people with disabilities to present themselves to the world with confidence and pride.

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, March 2017

Thirty years ago, former President Ronald Reagan declared March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. In observance, Opengate, Inc. unites with agencies and advocates across the country to bring awareness to the progress and the challenges which face individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Loss of Potential for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Children with disabilities face an uncertain future when they come to the end of special education programs and enter adulthood. If they don’t receive the social service programs necessary, they are unprepared for what lies ahead in terms of employment,

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Historical Changes in Perception of Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  As far back as history is recorded there are diverse perceptions, and various attitudes, towards people with disabilities. In some cultures those with disabilities are shunned, shut away and rejected, in others, they are revered and bestowed with special

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Opengate Summer Scholarship Winner

Opengate’s annual Summer Scholarship was awarded to Larry Awagah, Direct Support Professional (DSP). Employed at Opengate since November 2012, Larry is currently working at the Gray residence. He is enrolled in a bilingual nursing program at Eastwick College in New

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