Autism Awareness 2022

April is Autism Awareness Month and on April 2nd we celebrate World Autism Day. Autism is a developmental disability that can cause social, communication and behavioral challenges. This month we shine a light on the 1 in 59 people who are diagnosed with Autism...

Give Miami Day!

After 6 exciting and fast paced months preparing for our very first experience participating in Give Miami Day, WE FINALLY DID IT!!! The HDS Foundation successfully reached and surpassed our goal of $20,000!  The months of October and November consisted of a variety...

The Wings of Friendship Summer Camp

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of The Wings of Friendship Summer Camp over the past 8 weeks. A virtual camp that brought together teens and young adults with varying disabilities to enjoy daily activities together. Through various partnerships within the...

Autism Awareness Month

It’s Autism Awareness Month- Let’s Light It Up Blue! In 2007, the United Nations recognized April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day to raise awareness for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). About 1 in 54 children have been identified with ASD according...

HDS Gives Back and Spreads Joy this Holiday Season!

‘Tis the season to be Jolly! It’s the time of year where we look forward to gathering with friends and family, exchange gifts, and celebrate holiday traditions. In keeping with the spirit of giving, the HDS Companies is committed to supporting the overall well-being...

Holiday Cheer Thanksgiving Food Drive

Pumpkin spice, and everything nice! November is here, and the holidays are near. The month of November is a time where we remember what we are thankful for, celebrate our blessings, and give back to the community. As new members of the Miami Lakes community, the HDS...

World Kindness Day!

Kindness - a universal language that binds people together regardless of race, religion, gender, political affiliation, and location. November 13th is World Kindness Day! World Kindness Day is an international holiday which was founded in 1998 and is celebrated around...

HDS Companies Come Together On National Unity Day 2020

HDS Companies recently came together for National Unity Day 2020 and wore orange to promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion in our world. By doing this, employees took a stand that no child should ever experience bullying. PACER’s National Bullying Prevention...

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

In 2006, the PACER Center-Champions for Children with Disabilities founded PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Through various partnerships with national parent organizations, PACER was able to provide schools, parents, and students with an abundance of...

HDS Foundation Welcomes the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Class Back!

HDS Foundation Welcomes the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Class Back!

Last week, the HDS Foundation had the pleasure to virtually attend the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. class. Over the past years, we have visited the students to introduce ourselves and tell them about how HDS Foundation is involved in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S.  program. A special lunch and...

HDS Celebrates 22 Years of Commitment

Dear valued client and industry partners and HDS Family,   This year we celebrate 22 years of commitment to affordable housing and community development, bringing technology and service solutions to this industry.  Our mission for over two decades has been to support...

Dr. Temple Grandin Boston Webinar

Dr. Temple Grandin Boston Webinar

On April 30th, HDS Foundation President Cristina Miranda Gilson, along with Board Members, Meagan Bouscher and Kate Gilson Miranda, Program Manager, Liz Falk, PR Consultant, Rixys Alfonso, Cypress Bay BRIDGES Facilitator, Kathy Gorman-Gard and Dr. Tara Rowe, Director...

HDS Companies Wraps Autism Awareness Month

HDS Companies Wraps Autism Awareness Month

As Autism Awareness Month comes to a close, we continue to shine a light on individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the possibilities that they create through their differing abilities. Throughout the month, HDS Foundation has shared community resources,...

What Your Sister Means to You

Siblings are like flowers from the same garden where each flower has their own unique traits and personalities. Throughout a lifetime, siblings challenge, respect, admire and teach each other life lessons when necessary. As part of our Autism Awareness Month programs,...

HDS Companies Shines a Light on Autism

April is World Autism Awareness Month! World Autism Awareness Month was initially implemented in 2007 by the United Nations to help educate society about Autism and how this global health issue is rising over time. Each year, the HDS Companies joins thousands of...