Brad Harr 2018-10-18T09:15:06+00:00 October 15th, 2018|
Drew has more good days than bad days, but he still has his ups and downs. Even though it would be easier for the Benedettos to give in at times – they still persist. It’s this reliable family support system that has helped Drew progress. And what incredible progress he has made!
Erin Crick 2018-10-02T13:26:48+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|
As he grew up playing football, Matthews dreamed of walking onto the field of an NFL game. And on Sept. 9, he did just that. Sure: He wasn’t the pro player he hoped to be, but he was on that field, and that was a dream come true.
Cherae Pope is like a lot of 14-year-old girls. She goes to school. She likes to play softball and swim. She loves going out to eat and enjoys any time she can be the center of attention. Just like other teenagers.
Well, OK … She is different from most girls her age in one way: She plays on a hockey team.
Most families would find it difficult to imagine the challenges facing a family when a child has a developmental disability. They might find it even harder to imagine being able to rally the relentless hope and perseverance that, sometimes, can help that child grow into a bright and energetic person.
Angel has severe autism and has a history of running off. His lack of verbal communication is extremely challenging and can be dangerous. If Angel was lost or injured, he would have no way to communicate his needs.
Brittney Kalmas has been with Damar for 10 years. She leads a team of master level clinicians providing one-on-one services for Damar clients. Kalmas says the work/life balance and daily reminders of the impact she’s making is why her role at Damar is remarkable.
From the entry-level employee to the clinical specialist, and from the Direct Care Technician to the Accountant, every one of us can say, “I don’t just work at Damar … I am Damar. I make a difference.”