What Is DOORS’
DOORS mission is to provide resources help children and
adults from the DDDC community thrive and grow. This means:
- Access to quality care from familiar teachers and caregivers.
- Opportunities to have fun with their peers
- Building skills to maximize independence
- Providing resources to help parents
What Are DOORS’
Adult Program:This is a key program for a vastly
underserved community. The Adult program strives to promote individual growth
and skill development through employment programs, teaching life skills and
promoting community integration.
Summer Camp:This 6-day
program is a favorite of the kids. Parents can rest easy knowing the children
are having a great time and getting help from people they know and are
After School: The after-school program
is a DDDC initiative that DOORS supports. Activities include swimming, bowling,
roller and ice skating, and gymnastics. Students are paired one-to-one with
college students and typically developing peers.
Initiatives:DOORS has also been involved in a number of other
initiatives such as a Saturday pre-school social program, weekend and emergency
respite, family social programs, and a grandparents group. DOORS also supports
staff appreciation for the DDDC.
And How Do We Pay
for All This?
There are four primary ways DOORS
raises money: The Dinner Dance, The Golf Outing, the Handleman Walk and the
Annual Appeal. The funding efforts are run by parents, and the proceeds go
directly to our programming with minimal administration. Check out our Events page to find the latest. You
can also go straight to our Donation
Who Runs DOORS?
DOORS is a parent-run organization that exists thanks to its member parents. The
doors Board is currently:
Jim Christy, President
Don Gordon, VP of Finance
Elizabeth Shain, VP of Operations
Mike McGeehan, CTO
Maria Arnold,DDDC Staff Liaison