A Chance to Shine on Stage!

In June, several FDD members got a chance to show off their talents on stage in the “I’m A Star” performance at the Naples Performing Arts Center. The show, directed by Lori Oliver of the Naples Performing Arts Center, allowed FDD members and others with developmental disabilities to shine in the spotlight by singing, dancing,…

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FDD Member Profile: Taylor

Taylor was born and raised in New Canaan, CT and lives part time in Naples, FL and part time in Park City, UT. Taylor has one older brother and four older sisters. He is a favorite uncle to four nieces and one nephew. He is an actor, singer, and tap dancer. In high school he…

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Jack Flaherty – Volunteer of the Month

Jack Flaherty volunteers as the Bingo caller on FDD Activity Nights and he has been a coach for the Baseball program for the past 4 years. Jack tells us his story in his own words: “I volunteer with FDD because John Maloney shared both the need for this and the joy it brings him. I…

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The Print Shop Crew

Last month The Print Shop hired several of FDD’s members to do some assembly work for them. Each week 11 individuals work collectively to fill the weekly quota of 18,000 bags. The job provides self-confidence, camaraderie, and of course a source of income. Check out the article Naples Daily News wrote in today’s paper about…

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FDD Supper Club

Tuesday night, May 10th, was the kick off for FDD’s Summer Supper Club. Participants joined Michelle Turchettea of LEAP Ahead Foundation for dinner at Perkins Restaurant and learned/practiced important life and social skills. Everyone had a great time! The next dinner will be on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

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