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Out of Tragedy Comes Strength

At Damar, we work to find ways to integrate families into our programs, making a large difference in the results we can deliver to both our clients and families. Discover how parents can make a remarkable impact.

October 17th, 2017|

Damar Announces Promotions

Damar Services, the state’s leading provider of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has promoted the following staff members. Juman Bruce, Director of CLASS Erin Crick, Administrative Director of Children’s Residential Services Sam Moya, Chief Administrator of Children’s Residential Services Terry Sears, Residential Director of Clinical Services Juman Bruce, Director of CLASS [...]

October 9th, 2017|

Indy Bands Together

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 2, 2017 “Indy Bands Together” aims to provide lifesaving wristbands to kids with autism Damar, Indianapolis Colts, firefighters to host mock rescue to show how Project Lifesaver works to locate kids with autism who go missing It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: A child wanders off and can’t be found. For [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

You Can Be a Foster Parent

With 23,000 kids in the foster-care system – up from 13,000 just five years ago – Indiana desperately needs foster parents. Guenevere Kalal, Damar's Foster Care Services Director, shares the impact foster parenting can have on our community.

September 12th, 2017|

A Challenge – Aging with Disabilities

As individuals with developmental disabilities age, they encounter the same aging problems as the general population—physical limitations, degenerative conditions, etc.—but they also face challenges unique to them. Read on as Dr. Jim Dalton provides insight into this aging population.

September 5th, 2017|

Indianapolis Business Journal: A Challenge — Aging with Disabilities by Jim Dalton

Most of the world thinks of autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities as primarily childhood challenges. That’s understandable. In the past, people with disabilities often did not live long lives—many times not even into middle age due to complications associated with their disabilities. But those of us who work with these special people [...]

August 31st, 2017|

Can the ABA Payment Model Be Sustained?

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is widely praised for its clear, positive results and the dramatic impact it can have on the lives of people with autism. How can we offer these services in a way that is financially stable? The ongoing debate continues about the cost of services and levels of coverage. Read as Dr. Jim Dalton, President & CEO of Damar Services, shares his insights.

August 29th, 2017|

Damar Names COO, Director of Nursing

Damar Services, the state’s leading provider of services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has named Jennifer Maggard Chief Operating Officer and Patricia Jacobs Director of Nursing.   Jennifer Maggard, Chief Operating Officer Patty Jacobs, Director of Nursing                     About Damar [...]

August 28th, 2017|

Ivy Tech Community College and Damar Announce Partnership to Support Degree Completion

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College and Damar Services, Inc., announced a new partnership to support degree and certificate completion. Through its Achieve Your Degree program, Ivy Tech will provide guidance and financial assistance to any Damar employee interested in earning a degree or certificate from the Community College. The program allows Damar [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Back-to-school Tips for Kids with Special Needs

Transitioning from summer fun to the classroom can be difficult for students with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Julie Gurule, Director of Student Services at Damar Charter Academy shares tips for a great start to the school year.

August 15th, 2017|