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2018 Reaching Up Program Graduates

The Reaching Up Program is the Direct Service Professional Credit Program that is a customized, flexible 12-credit program for Direct Care staff assisting individuals with developmental disabilities.

This exclusive program, sponsored by the Alliance of Long Island Agencies & Developmental Disabilities Institute, partners with both Suffolk and Nassau Community College and provides an educational pathway to a successful career.

DDI is committed to maintaining a skilled workforce and improving and developing each employee’s capabilities. This program can open doors for staff who would like to continue their education and learn skills to enhance their current roles and grow professionally.

The members of this Reaching Up Program’s graduating class become part of our ever-growing body of employees to follow their dreams of furthering their education and building upon their proficiency. Their dedication helps to advance the purpose of DDI each day, which is to help children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities experience personal growth and fulfillment.

We hope you continue to pursue your educational and career goals with DDI and offer you, once again, congratulations on your exciting achievement. Thank you for being people inspired by purpose.