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Inclusion for Adults with Disabilities is Vital

  We are far away from the times when adults with disabilities were warehoused in places like Staten Island’s Willowbrook School. Additionally, we’ve made progress in our country with the creation of agencies such as Opengate which offer real homes

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The Importance of Community Opportunities for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

  Opengate affords individuals a variety of opportunities to engage in activities within their communities. Through our Day Habilitation program and regular outings Opengate encourages individuals to be fully integrated into their communities. Assisting individuals within their home community helps

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December 2015: Employee of the Month, DeMario Dallas

We would like to take this opportunity to announce DeMario Dallas as the winner of our Employee of the Month Program for December2015. DeMario took the initiative to assist with the show of teamwork in his residence. He designed and purchased

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The Gift of Donation

If you are a parent of a child with developmental or intellectual disabilities, where will you turn when your child reaches adulthood? If you’re like most in our community, you go to Opengate. Why? Because you know that you and

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Walking the Appalachian Trail: A Dream Come True

Sometimes it’s a movie that sparks an idea. After watching A Walk in the Woods with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, a resident at Opengate’s Grasso house said that he would like to hike on the Appalachian Trail. The movie,

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