Dorothy Bass-Tolberg places an ad in the weekly Potomac News seeking other families of children with developmental disabilities who had no educational opportunities in our community.
Eight families begin the Retarded Children’s Training Center in Woodbridge and incorporate a local chapter of the Association for Retarded Children.
The Didlake School is founded by a group of parents living in the Manassas area; they incorporate as the Manassas Association for Retarded Children.
Our first group home opens in the Evansdale section of Dale City with six women and a new corporation, INSIGHT, is formed to oversee development and operation of residential services.
The two Associations turn over the education of all children with disabilities to the county school system and donate the Ann Ludwig School and the New Dominion School to the county school system.
Muriel Humphrey changes to a developmental child care center and Didlake becomes an incorporated work program for adults.
Supported Living Program begins.
Spinaweb, our weaving shop in Occoquan, opens for business.
The two Associations for Retarded Citizens merge to serve our citizens more effectively.
Robert Day Child Care Center opens in Manassas.
First Circle of Support Conference conducted.
Renovation of and addition to the Triangle Vocational Center (VOSAC and Little Creek) completed.
Three story addition to Muriel Humphrey Center and renovations completed; building opened with no mortgage. We open our first group home for residents leaving the Northern Virginia Training Center.
Our transportation fleet now includes 40 vehicles; our recreation program offers over 140 events annually serving nearly 600 individuals at these events.
We now serve 84 individuals in twelve group homes and thirteen supported living sites.
Little Creek Mobile Crew continues to expand with additional work sites.
Family support (through workshops, respite care and Parents Night Out, information and referral and the Circle of Sup-port Conference) serves over 1,000 every year. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Circle of Support Conference.
Spinaweb is one of the longest continuously operated business in Occoquan and now sells merchandise worldwide.
Muriel Humphrey and Robert Day Child Care Centers continue to serve those children who cannot receive services in traditional centers.