Happenings & Stories

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. the Builders

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. the Builders

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S Builders participated in a fun Community Based Instruction (CBI) activity last Friday, when they all were able to show their building skills as they all built a birdhouse together. Facilitators, Kathy Gorman-Gard and Donna Mansolillo began the CBI...

Ask Eustacia – Q&A

Ask Eustacia – Q&A

Yesterday, the HDS Foundation attended the Ask Eustacia – Q&A webinar where Eustacia Cutler, Dr. Temple Grandin’s mother, presented on the topic: “How Will I Find My Way to the One Who Will Help Me Find My Way” via Zoom. Our employees and staff at HDS Companies,...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Parent Zoom Meeting

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Parent Zoom Meeting

The HDS Foundation B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Parent Meeting was a SUCCESS! Our board members kicked the meeting off by introducing themselves and sharing their overview on how the program has grown over the years. After the introductions were made, our President and Chairman,...

Happy National Nonprofit Day!

National Nonprofit Day, founded by Sherita J. Herling, commemorates August 17, 1894, when the Tariff Act became law and gave exemptions for charitable institutions and nonprofit organizations. Today, we celebrate National Nonprofit Day by recognizing the positive...

Getting Where You Need to Go!

Getting Where You Need to Go!

Transportation is an important aspect for postsecondary transitions for teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  When they have the freedom to get to and from work, school, social activities, and medical appointments, their ability for independence...

How Young Adults with ASD Can Prepare for Employment

How Young Adults with ASD Can Prepare for Employment

As High School students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), begin their postsecondary journey towards employment, they may begin to feel overwhelmed by the process of pursing their first job. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the families to help their child...