Happenings & Stories

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,...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. GRANT

The HDS Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Organization founded to provide mentoring services and opportunities to teens and young adults who have Autism-related disabilities—launched in 2008 by Founder and Chairman, Cristina Gilson-Miranda, the organization funds...

Toolbox for Success

Toolbox for Success

​Cristina Miranda Gilson is the Founder and CEO of HDS Companies. A passionate  Philanthropist, Cristina has been an active supporter of numerous charitable initiatives throughout her life. Inspired through her journey raising her daughters, she has been an avid...

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,...

Press Release COVID 19 New EIP Guidance Statement

New Guidance about COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Beneficiaries from Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul “The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact...

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Goes Virtual

B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Goes Virtual

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Class from Cypress Bay has gone virtual! Facilitators Kathy Gorman-Gard and Donna Mansolillo have been holding their Life Skills class digitally via Zoom. Although the learning style has changed and students will have to adapt, the class will...

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

  What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Although people with ASD don't look physically different, they may communicate, interact,...

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...