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Enabling people challenged by autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and related behavioral challenges to live more successful lives.

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts for Children with Special Needs

December 7th, 2018|

Anyone who has shopped for a child that has special needs knows that a little extra thought and time may be required. This holiday guide includes top gift recommendations by the specialists on staff at Damar to help make your shopping a breeze!

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KJ and Tré: Twin Transformation

November 30th, 2018|

Like many twins, KJ and Tré communicated with each other without talking. No one else – including their family – could understand them. They were about to turn four, and they still weren’t saying any words.

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Respite Care Is Essential

November 23rd, 2018|

For parents, guardians or other caregivers, the occasional break from pressing responsibilities can be a real treat. For parents, guardians or caregivers of children or adults with special needs, such breaks are more than a treat. They are essential.

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Remarkable Damar Family: The Hovey Family

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.

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#IndyBandsTogether: Meet Angel

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.

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We are very proud of the impact we are making in the lives of many of the children and adults that we serve. Please take a minute and become immersed in our community.

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Making an Impact for Families

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.

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I Am Damar.

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.”

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