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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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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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Breaking Barriers: Interacting with Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Opengate joins in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but has also learned from our individuals that there are still barriers to overcome, whether with issues of accommodation or other issues regarding treatment by others. 

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