Employment: It Takes Two to Tango

Posted On:April 9, 2018

The goal of the ODC is employment.   Employment of some sort for the individuals who come here to learn and develop their vocational skills. That might mean work that takes place right here on our premises, or perhaps in […]

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The Long and Winding Road…(and how following it brought me here)

Posted On:March 28, 2018

This guest post was written by ODC board member Jon Wile.    I want to tell you the story of my journey as it relates to the world of developmental disability, Although I wouldn’t be born until 34 years later, […]

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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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