Happenings & Stories

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...

Hurricane Isaias

  HDS is closely watching the forecast for Hurricane Isaias. Landfall is anticipated to occur north of our location sometime over the weekend, however we anticipate we will be fully operational throughout the weekend and into next week. HDS continues to operate...

Summer Fun!

Summer Fun!

Summer is back and teens are looking for some “safe” fun during this unprecedent time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although, activities will not look the same as they did last summer, teens can still find activities to do and have lots of fun. Traditionally, teens...

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...

ASDY Tech Reunites Through Zoom

ASDY Tech Reunites Through Zoom

Our HDS Companies ASDY-Tech (Autism Spectrum Disorder Young Adult Technicians) team joined us for a Zoom “Party” to surprise their mentor, Terri Scharnow. Everyone was so happy to see one another after being in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Program...

Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Student Spotlight

Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Student Spotlight

In today's edition of our B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Student Spotlight, we are highlighting Matt. He is a graduate of the Cypress Bay High School Class of 2020.  Matt is an avid sports fan and follows everything related to sports. On any given day, Matt wears his favorite college...

WE HAVE MOVED OUR HEADQUARTERS

WE HAVE MOVED OUR HEADQUARTERS

We are excited to announce that as of yesterday, June 1st, we are officially moved into our new headquarters in Miami Lakes, FL. Please make sure you UPDATE our new address as noted below, and distribute as needed to your departments. Our telephone numbers and email...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Virtual Class Comes to an End

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Virtual Class Comes to an End

Last Thursday, students from Cypress Bay B.R.I.D.G.E.S. program participated in their LAST online class of the 2020 school year. However, this ZOOM meeting wasn't like the others. It was a very special one where the facilitators presented a recap of the B.R.I.D.G.E.S....

Highlighting Students in the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program

Throughout the next few weeks, the HDS Foundation will be highlighting several students from the Cypress Bay High School and Homestead Senior High School B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Social Personal Skills Program. We are proud of each student and their accomplishments throughout...

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,...