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Why We Exist

Posted On:February 20, 2018

Why does the ODC exist? Seems like a simple question that could be answered by looking at our mission statement, but it goes deeper than wanting to provide independence for adults with developmental disabilities. Recently we wrote about our rich […]

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70 Acts of Service for Our 70th Anniversary #1

Posted On:January 12, 2018

As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we’ve made the decision to spend part of our year engaging in something we are calling “70 Acts of Service.” Throughout the year, our participants will be volunteering in various capacities and giving something […]

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70 Years of Creating Opportunity Through Community

Posted On:January 3, 2018

70 years. That’s how old we are this year. When the idea that became the Occupational Development Center was in its formative stages, Harry S. Truman was President, the average American earned less than $3,000 a year, and a gallon […]

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Christmas with the ODC

Posted On:December 7, 2017

‘Tis the season, so we asked our staff and participants to let us know about their favorite holiday songs. Here’s the list we compiled (so far), so hit Play and enjoy Christmas with the ODC!  

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13 Benefits of Hiring Developmentally Disabled Employees

Posted On:October 26, 2017

Here at the Occupational Development Center we’re in the business of helping individuals with developmental disabilities find their best possible path to employment. In many cases, that might be in the community. But, sometimes business aren’t used to thinking about […]

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When Little Ideas Bring Big Dividends

Posted On:October 19, 2017

It was just a little idea. A few months ago, our Mobile Work Crew Supervisor Daryl was commenting that we needed to leave a card or something behind when one of our crews finishes a job, thanking the business or […]

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