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01/14/2019 10:01Author Emily Marino

What is normal, anyway?

How many times in the lives of people with disabilities or mental health struggles were they considered “not normal”? I would guess more times than they would like to count.

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01/07/2019 11:01Author Eric Gudmunsen

When I met with The Waterford staff for the first time three years ago, I spoke to them about a position that I had developed with another senior living facility that we call “hospitality aid”.

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12/19/2018 09:12Author Eric Gudmunsen

Alex continued to grow with each work experience and he left each workplace a better place...

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12/18/2018 01:12Author Ann Lepak

What started as a hire at one gym with one worker in Wisconsin Rapids turned into hires at four gyms with four workers in Wisconsin Rapids, Marshfield, Stevens Point and Plover.

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12/04/2018 02:12Author Jennifer Blum

Arborwood Lodge and Arborview Court, part of Crystal Fountains Assisted Living, have been working with ODC employment services for over eight years.

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11/28/2018 03:11Author Jennifer Blum

Our congratulations to Marshfield Clinic Health Systems for receiving America’s Job Honors Award in a packed house at the Monona Terrace in Madison this afternoon.

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11/26/2018 10:11Author Mary Blanchard

When Skyler Slark first came to Marshfield’s Project SEARCH program at Marshfield Medical Center in September 2015, he had little confidence or self-esteem and not much hope for the future.

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11/13/2018 11:11Author Jennifer Blum

Stay tuned… and join us as we celebrate their journeys!

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11/08/2018 03:11Author Mary Blanchard

ODC recently celebrated the retirement of a 30-year employee, Jane Austin.

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09/24/2018 02:09Author Jennifer Blum

Join us on Friday, October 26th from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm at Hotel Marshfield for our 2018 Evening to Inspire Tailgate Party!

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08/07/2018 01:08Author Jennifer Blum

This exciting evening will feature Piano Fondue, a high-energy “dueling pianos” performance.

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07/12/2018 10:07Author Jennifer Blum

2017 was another year of growth and transformation for ODC.

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06/07/2018 03:06Author Jennifer Blum

"There is much to celebrate this evening as one chapter is ending and another is just beginning."

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05/22/2018 01:05Author Jennifer Blum

This year’s Marshfield Project SEARCH graduating class has so much to celebrate! They’ve been through a year of intensive work readiness training...

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08/22/2017 01:08Author Jennifer Blum

Jo Ann Beaudette spent her career helping students with disabilities transition from school to the world of work. Now, says Jo Ann, she has the opportunity to do what she loves and serve her community as well. 

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05/11/2017 03:05Author Jennifer Blum

ODC’s very own Lynn Haefer (center), Employment Services Supervisor, was recently chosen to speak on a panel of highly-skilled job developers during the annual statewide Rehabilitation for Wisconsin Conference in Wisconsin Dells!

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05/10/2017 01:05Author Jennifer Blum

ODC staff (left to right) Jennifer Blum, Heather Bailey and Toni Koeshall recently joined Carl Hilke on WFHR radio to announce the “grand opening” of Milkweed Market, ODC’s newest business enterprise!

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01/16/2017 08:01Author Miranda Gregory

ODC’s relationship with The Baltus Company goes back a long, long way. In the 1980’s, an ODC candidate was hired to work at their car wash… 

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01/11/2017 11:01Author Christina Eberhardt & Joan Korger

Much like ODC, Copps Food Center has been a part of our community for over 50 years. 

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01/03/2017 02:01Author Pam Ross

On January 1, 2017, ODC and Community Industries Corporation (CIC) made it official… we are now one organization!

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12/29/2016 10:12Author Susan Ferkey

Who doesn’t like a craft project? ODC’s wood division has rolled out a new product line – wood décor signs! 

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10/27/2016 10:10Author Jennifer Blum

Each year, ODC honors individuals with disabilities who have overcome significant barriers and achieved outstanding personal goals in the workplace and the community.

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10/03/2016 09:10Author Sherri Waid

How are you planning to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? 

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09/15/2016 02:09Author Heather Bailey

ODC's Hidden Creek Kitchen has expanded their homemade sweet treats menu, just in time for the holidays. 

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09/08/2016 08:09Author Pam Ross

In 2015, Opportunity Development Centers, Inc. (ODC) and Community Industries Corporation (CIC) both celebrated 50 years of serving the needs of individuals with disabilities. On September 8th, they announced a partnership as the two organizations prepare to become one.

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