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Fitness and Sports for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

It’s stated that exercise affects every part of the body, including the mind. The benefits of regular exercise for people with developmental disabilities are the same as those without disabilities, but in some cases, the need for regular exercise and

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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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Individualized Service Plans (ISPs) Explained

What is an Individualized Service Plan (ISP)? An Individualized Service Plan (ISP) is a written personal life plan. It is designed to be ever-changing, understandable and usable in helping each individual achieve their personalized valued outcomes. This plan is required by

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Advice for Employers of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

October honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month for the 70th year, a milestone for contributions to the country’s workforce by employing individuals with disabilities. 2015’s campaign, “Who I Am” strives for further accomplishments for employees with disabilities and their successful

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“What will happen when I’m gone?” Asks Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities

This is a critical question for parents of adults with developmental disabilities, especially those who have been not only the parent, but the caretaker of their child. What will happen to the adult child when they are no longer present

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