With the Cape Cod Parent Resource Fair rapidly approaching we will be sharing blog posts on our participating sponsors, vendors and nonprofits. You will find out more about these amazing businesses and what they offer to our community. They will be sharing their services, advice, what challenges face our community as well as upcoming events they will be having. Make sure to check out our virtual program and resource guide ahead of the event so you can plan for what you want to see including our famous speaker panels. If you preregister for the speakers you will earn extra raffle tickets. You also earn them by attending any of our entertainment sessions! Just email us and you will receive tickets at the door! We hope to see you at the Resource Fair!
1. Tell us about your business/non profit and how it benefits local families?
(KDC) Kennedy-Donovan Center Cape Cod Community Services is a resource and referral agency supporting individuals of all ages with developmental delays, disabilities, and family challenges. KDC offers “Across the Lifespan” services to people through-out the Cape, beginning with (EI) Early Intervention and including the Family Support Center, Individual Supports, Adult Family Care, Foster Care, Supported Living, Residential Services, community events, recreational programs, and free trainings for individuals, parents and providers. Our Family Support Center is funded through (DDS) the Department of Developmental Services.
2. Where is it located?
KDC Cape Cod office is located at 30 Ansel Hallett Road in West Yarmouth. Our administrative office is in Foxboro, MA.
3. What is your favorite thing about our community?
Our Cape Cod community has a great network of helping services for people of all ages. We love the vibrant collaborations with one goal of being of service to those in need.
4. How else do you get involved with the community?
KDC offers community opportunities through-out Cape Cod so we have strong collaborations with businesses and agencies in every town. KDC individuals also volunteer their services at local agencies such as the MSPCA and Seaside Lemans.
5. What do you think are the biggest challenges facing parents in our community?
6. What is your favorite memory or story over the years involving you and your business?
One of our individuals, David, who is on the autism spectrum has been taking art lessons with a local teacher sponsored by KDC. In the beginning he painted with very limited ability and used primarily dark colors like black and brown. Over the years his art progressed into beautiful pieces with vibrant colors. This past year, his painting of a prancing horse was entered into the (ADDP) Association of Developmental Disability Providers calendar contest. He won. His painting was selected for the cover, he was awarded a significant cash prize and he attended the ADDP event at the State House.
7. Do you have any specials, events, or anything else taking place this upcoming year that our parents should know about?
KDC recently picked up the Early Intervention program on Cape Cod. KDC is hosting an Early Intervention Workshop on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 5:30-7:30. Location 30 Ansel Hallett Road West Yarmouth, MA . Topic: Identifying “Red Flags” in Early Childhood Development. Limited childcare available. Registration required: contact Juliane Dillon 774-352-1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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