Special Needs Conference “Shoot for the Stars”

Shoot For The Stars "Shoot for the Stars" was the theme for the WV Bureau for Behavioral Health's Annual Family Conference in Daniels, WV.  There were many invited guests discussing topics ranging from "Self-Advocacy" to "Peer Pressure-Stranger Danger", and "Transitioning from High School".  Daily Read more:

Hip Hop Happenings

A new dance studio opened in Hagerstown, MD.  Fresh Academicz teaches the art of Hip Hop dancing, among other types.  Consumers of Daily Companions, Inc. were excited and a little nervous about their visit. They were met by owner and dance instructor Peter Arizmendi.  Peter's biography on the Read more:

2018 APSE National Conference

Daily Companions employee, Cathy Lee Irizarry-Barron attended the APSE National Conference at Disney Coronado Springs in Florida.  APSE stands for "Association of people Supporting Employment 1st".  A wide variety of workshops were offered to participants.  Cathy Lee states "I learned a great deal Read more:

Customized Employment Grant for Class of 2018

Daily Companions, Inc. would like to say "Congratulations" to the Class of 2018 in the Eastern Panhandle!  This is a great time to be exploring options for employment, vocational training and college. DCI has been awarded a Customized Employment Grant that will allow our professionals to assist Read more:

DCI Consumers learn about Lego Brick Sculptures

DCI Consumers were amazed at the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks on view at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.  This is an outdoor exhibition that brings nature to life with sculptures built with more than 400,000 LEGO bricks.  The brick sculptures were designed by artist Sean Read more:

I/DD Waiver Consumers visit the 167 Airlift Wing Base

DCI consumers had the opportunity to tour the 167th Airlift Wing Base in Martinsburg.  The group was warmly received.  They enjoyed a treat upon arrival while they waited for the bus and tour guides that were to accompany them. The first stop was the Fire Department.  They listened to a brief, Read more:

Employers offer insight into employment opportunities!

On Saturday, March 24th 2018, the Customized Employment Grant Staff held a job Fair to benefit individuals who are high school seniors attending the Work Exploration Program or individuals who have graduated from the Work Exploration Program.  Individuals having a diagnosis of Intellectual and Read more:

I/DD Consumers enjoy O’Sullivans Horse Farm

DCI consumers visited O'Sullivans Horse Farm.  The farm is well into Spring foaling season and there were a number of foals for the consumers to see.  It was a thrill for consumers to pet some of the foals and mares; they were able to give carrots and feed to them with the permission of the farm Read more:

I/DD Waiver Consumer Uses a Ukulele

Daily Companions, Inc. consumers enjoyed a recent visit from the Woods Ukulele Group.  They kept everyone entertained with a hand clapping, foot stomping series of songs.  Each member played a ukulele, one member had a foot tambourine and a kazoo.  The music was so energizing that some of the Read more:

Martinsburg Civitan holds Karaoke Dance Party

Daily Companions, Inc. is happy to support their local Civitan Club.  One way is by joining in at their Karaoke Dance Party.  Just what is Civitan? Civitan Club of Martinsburg has been serving the Martinsburg community since 1964.  Their focus is helping individuals with disabilities, but have been Read more: