Happenings & Stories

Visions XXVI – FB Post

Learning about new programs and resources and making connections across the state! This week, the HDS Foundation has the privilege of attending the Visions XXVI Transition Planning conference in St Augustine FL, along with UNF THRIVE and many other organizations and...

Jose “Pepe” Diaz Event – FB Post

Our HDS Contenders and ASDY-TECH Team had a fantastic time participating in Miami-Dade County Commissioner, Jose "Pepe" Diaz's Autism Awareness Month Kick-Off "My Journey to Independence". We hosted a Booth at the Resource Fair and shared our resources with the public...

My Journey to Independence Resource Fair

My Journey to Independence Resource Fair

In celebration of Autism Month our HDS Contenders will be participating in Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz’s Autism Awareness Month Kick-Off Autism Resource Fair “My Journey to Independence.” If you’re in the area, stop by the Stephen P. Clark Government...

National Fair Housing Month

National Fair Housing Month

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and fair housing became law.  By signing the Civil Rights Act, President Johnson declared, “Now, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again. It proclaims that Fair Housing for...

Marco’s Hobbies

Marco’s Hobbies

At ASDY-Tech, the jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, it isn’t always about work. Sometimes it’s fun and games. During the month of March, the HDS Foundation would like to share with you the hobbies of our ASDY-Tech employees. In today’s blog post we...

Mario’s Hobbies

Mario’s Hobbies

At ASDY-Tech, the jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, it isn’t always about work. Sometimes it’s fun and games. During the month of March, the HDS Foundation would like to share with you the hobbies of our ASDY-Tech employees. In today’s blog post we...

Miguel’s Hobbies

Miguel’s Hobbies

At ASDY-Tech, the jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, it isn’t always about work. Sometimes it’s fun and games. During the month of March, the HDS Foundation would like to share with you the hobbies of our ASDY-Tech employees. In today’s blog post we...

My Speaking Experience At The Cypress Bay BRIDGES Program

My Speaking Experience At The Cypress Bay BRIDGES Program

Today, I went to visit the Cypress Bay BRIDGES Program to talk about what my experience is like in college at UNF and FIU. I first initiated the speech by telling everyone my name, how old I was, and that I was an alumnus of Cypress Bay High School. I announced to the...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2019 marks International Women’s Day. Started over 100 years ago, the first gathering on record was in 1911. This is an international celebration, acknowledged by various countries across the globe. “Women are key members of our workforce and community.  At...

BRIDGES FIELD TRIP TO FIU

BRIDGES FIELD TRIP TO FIU

On March 7th the BRIDGES program and other ESE students from Cypress Bay High School took a field trip to Florida International University (FIU). The purpose of the field trip was to provide the students with information about higher education and other programs that...

February Fun with BRIDGES

February Fun with BRIDGES

February was a fun-filled month for the BRIDGES Program at Cypress Bay High School. To start off the month, on February 6th the class went to A Painting Fiesta.  At this art studio, students are provided the supplies necessary to create a painting with direction given...

New Endeavors for the BRIDGES Program Coming Soon

The HDS Foundation has consistently supported the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) programs in Broward County Schools. For the 2019-2020 school year, the Foundation is hoping to continue its work in Broward County, but also to expand their support to...

FISP Gala

FISP Gala

On Friday, February 8, 2019, the HDS Foundation was honored to attend the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention (FISP) 14th Annual Gala FISPY Awards. Miss Bryan, Producer of the DJ Laz Morning Show, was the evening’s MC.  In attendance were Presidents Harry...

January 2019 Events with BRIDGES Cypress Bay 

January 2019 Events with BRIDGES Cypress Bay 

2019 started off with a bang for the BRIDGES program at Cypress Bay High School. Field trips and activities where the students could practice such daily life skills as budgeting and social skills kept the class entertained. A benefit of the BRIDGES program for the...

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day

Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day

On Friday, February 1st, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties both held their yearly “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”. This yearly event is sponsored by the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, who encourage students aged 8 to 18 to participate by...

ASDY-Tech Team: Miguel

ASDY-Tech Team: Miguel

ASDY-TECH is a NEW (Jobs-related) Program initiated by The HDS Foundation, Inc.  This program focuses on providing training and potential employment to young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum.  ASDY-TECH (coined after the Autism Spectrum Disorder Young...

ASDY-Tech Team: Mario

ASDY-Tech Team: Mario

ASDY-TECH is a NEW (Jobs-related) Program initiated by The HDS Foundation, Inc.  This program focuses on providing training and potential employment to young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum.  ASDY-TECH (coined after the Autism Spectrum Disorder Young...

Cypress Bay BRIDGES Visit Lucille’s American Café

Cypress Bay BRIDGES Visit Lucille’s American Café

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, the BRIDGES class from Cypress Bay High School visited Lucille’s American Café in Weston, Florida for lunch. The students all ordered their lunch and received individual bills so that they could practice every day skills of budgeting,...

ASDY-Tech Team: Marco

ASDY-Tech Team: Marco

ASDY-TECH is a NEW (Jobs-related) Program initiated by The HDS Foundation, Inc.  This program focuses on providing training and potential employment to young adults who are on the Autism Spectrum.  ASDY-TECH (coined after the Autism Spectrum Disorder Young adults),...