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CARF International Update

CARF International Update On October 28th, 29th and 30th, a group of surveyors from CARF International came to HDC to evaluate how well we meet standards for quality. After a thorough review of our records, policies, and procedures and many interviews and observations, the survey team wrapped up their duties.  Since then, the final report has been received, and we have once again achieved the maximum three-year accreditation.  The review complimented HDC on many areas of excellence.  While there were a couple of suggested improvements, they were minor items that have already been addressed.  Thanks to those who participated in the survey process and who support us in providing quality services to HDC participants every day....

Spread the Word

Spread the Word is coming up on March 4, 2020. In 2019, Spread the Word to End the Word became Spread the Word, with a focus not just on the elimination of a word but on the creation of a new reality: inclusion for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The campaign remains committed to empowering grassroots leaders to change their communities, schools, and workplaces, now through a call to their peers to commit to taking action for inclusion. With this change, Spread the Word will give community leaders for inclusion around the world the tools the needed to create change in their local circumstances. Make your pledge and take your action for a more inclusive world. Join millions who have done the same. And spread the word. Make your pledge today:...

Rodney’s Story

Rodney’s life changed forever when he was hit by a car.  The brain injury he sustained affected everything—his ability to walk, to hold a job, to care for himself–everything. His daily routine changed, his personal goals changed, his life changed.  But, Rodney adapted. After regaining some lost skills from the accident, Rodney started working at HDC.  He was happy to be doing real work for real companies, and earning a real paycheck. Rodney settled into a new routine until a sudden death in his family led to another big change.  He needed a new place to live.  Again, Rodney adapted. He moved into an HDC group home and began a new routine once again. Now, Rodney is facing yet another challenge.  Because the funding for workshop services will no longer be available starting in January, Rodney is losing his job.  He hasn’t said it, but he must be thinking, “How much more can I take?” Rodney is not the only one in this situation.  While most people losing their workshop job will be able to receive services in another HDC program area, there are some who don’t qualify. So, what will these people do when the workshop funding stops?  You can help them continue to receive services.  A gift from you can provide these participants a chance to hold onto something that has meant so much to them for so long—a place to go every day to be with friends and do something productive.    If you would like to make a gift to help Rodney and others in his situation, you can: Send a check to HDC, 3402 Hickory...