Happenings & Stories

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),...

ASDY-Tech Team: Gabriel

ASDY-Tech Team: Gabriel

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...

FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association Toy Drive   

FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association Toy Drive   

Carla Otiniano, Program Manager of the HDS Foundation, visited with the FBI Miami Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBI Miami CAAA) on Monday, December 17, 2018, to contribute to underserved children in the community. HDS  provided a donation of $1000 to the FBI...

Pantry of Broward Toy Drive

Pantry of Broward Toy Drive

Every year during the holidays, HDS Companies donates toys to those who are less fortunate. This year HDS donated to Pantry of Broward, an organization who serves not only seniors in need who are on low, fixed incomes, but also grandparents raising their...

ASDY-Tech visits BRIDGES Cypress Bay

ASDY-Tech visits BRIDGES Cypress Bay

On November 30, 2018, employees of ASDY-Tech visited the BRIDGES program at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, FL. A jobs related program initiated by the HDS Foundation, ASDY-Tech is coined after Autism Spectrum Disorder Young-Adults, and it focuses on small...

BRIDGES Cypress Bay High School Autumn Events

BRIDGES Cypress Bay High School Autumn Events

The BRIDGES HDS Foundation Program at Cypress Bay High School is more than just a class. It is an opportunity with those on the Autism spectrum to learn how to better socialize, money management, and other necessary life skills for independent functioning. Such things...