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National DSP Week With DCI

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National DSP Recognition Week is a celebratory opportunity that praises the direct support professional workforce that uplifts and assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). In order to help the physically and intellectually disabled, a dedicated DSP must be continually caring, compassionate, patient, persevering in their assistance of the community, and much more. During […]

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Giving Back With DCI: Shangri-La COVID Care Packages

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As the pandemic continues onward, the team at Direct Care Innovations (DCI) has been looking for ways to give back to agencies that have been affected by COVID-19. DCI recently decided to give away care packages to the residents of Shangri-La, as a way to give back to their community and spread joy during unsettling […]

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Murphy Administration Takes Action To Support Individuals with Disabilities During The Pandemic

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On April 29, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of a new $24 million initiative. This initiative provides additional resources for direct support professionals working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The initiative comes as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health crisis that has already inspired a number […]

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How People with Intellectual Disabilities are Experiencing the Pandemic

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As the Coronavirus pandemic spreads, people with disabilities in the United States face daily struggles to cope with adjusting to a new lifestyle. The effects of the virus are drastic, and can even be catastrophic. While the virus may not necessarily be deadly to all people with disabilities, it has initiated new problems. Even so, […]

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March Is National Developmental Disabilities Month

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March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. A developmental or intellectual disability can be caused by accidents or arise before adulthood and impacts an adolescent’s physical, mental or behavioral development. Common developmental disabilities include ADHD, autism, vision impairment, hearing loss, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more. During the month of March, activists and community members […]

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