Committed to Advancing Care

For 50 years, the people at Damar have led the way in the care for and understanding of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, seeking not just to offer state-of-the-art treatment, but actually to generate new ideas and innovative approaches.

When that is your aim, you learn a lot … and you feel compelled to share your lessons so others can learn from them, too.

In this space, you’ll benefit from the insights we’ve gained by providing care and constantly seeking new answers to the challenges faced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the people who care for them.

More than his hardships

Marcus Ross has been through a lot lately. Three house fires and his father’s stroke. However, he’s dealt with the adversity in ways he never could have three years ago.

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All in the Family

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!

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Dreams Come True

As he grew up playing football, Matthew 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.

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Just like every other kid…

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.

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Celebrating Progress

Malachi Cole wasn’t named an MVP because he has scored more touchdowns than anyone else, caught more passes or kicked more field goals. Frankly, the 14-year-old Damar Services client hasn’t done anything that typically would win applause from a crowd. But he has done something that, for him, is remarkable: He has progressed. And for that, he was celebrated as a Damar MVP at the Colts-Ravens game through a partnership between Damar and the Colts.

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