PDS in Action
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, PDS participants were filmed for “The Awareness Project”, which is an online training program for our staff members and others. We compiled some of the footage into this short video, which illustrates our clients with developmental disabilities living life to its fullest as productive and accepted members of their community.
People with Disabilities Succeeding will always focus on employment and community inclusion but after being cooped up so long and being apart we have been prioritizing friendship and fun. Just socializing, being silly and laughing has helped us heal from the pain and stress of the pandemic.
The Awareness Project can be viewed in full at: The Awareness Project
In 2012 Lisa Markey was honored by the Jefferson Awards. A recognition system honoring community and public service in America.
San Francisco CBS Bay Area Article on winning the Jefferson Award
San Francisco CBS Bay Area Article on earning the Jefferson Award silver medal in public service
In 2010 PDS was featured with our client Sallie Harrison in ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," which provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. The topic was "Living with Disabilities" and PDS specifically addressed "Lifestyle Issues" and highlighted the importance of community inclusion, integration, choice and opportunities: ABC 7 Beyond the Headlines