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Developmental Disability Awareness Month 2019

To participate in this year’s Developmental Disability Awareness Month, share the stories about Opengate and its individuals, and encourage others in your circle to become aware of our incredible programs.

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SANYS Conference 2018

Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) hosts the annual statewide conference to allow self- advocating people with disabilities to come together to learn, network, and become motivated with new ideas.

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Opengate’s Golden Jubilee – 50 Years of Progress

Fifty years ago people with intellectual and developmental disabilities had few options for opportunity and progress, and often were housed in institutions or schools with deplorable conditions. Involved parents intervened in 1969 and began writing Opengate’s 50-year history. They took a stand, not only for the rights of their own children, but for all individuals with disabilities who deserve to be a valuable part of their communities.

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Miracle League of Westchester 2018

Ridge Road Park in Hartsdale NY was the site for Miracle League again this summer. The League is sponsored by Westchester Recreation and Parks Program.

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Direct Support Professional Recognition Week 2018

Opengate joins the nation in recognizing the hard work and service of DSPs during the annual National Direct Support Professional Week, September 9-15, 2018.  In addition to their dedication, compassion, and skills, they fulfill a critical role in the lives of the vulnerable people who need them most.

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