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The purpose of service delivery at the Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) is to provide assistance that will facilitate both individual and community options for independent living. Most DMC programs were developed as a result of requests from people with disabilities and older adults, who defined gaps in services to address needs in their lives.  DMC is here to provide core services and serves as hub organization with many referral resources, programs, and partners.  We’re committed to providing resources and access to people with disabilities and older adults have equal opportunities to lead their lives as they choose. 

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The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC)     

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection assists older adults and individuals with disabilities with an array of services to support independent living and avoid institutionalization. The ADRC is a collaboration of partners, which allows access to outside community organizations to more wholly serve the disability and aging community with their comprehensive needs in practice of the No Wrong Door service model. Our core services include Information and Referral, Options Counseling, Short-Term service coordination and transitions from long-term facilities.

Often, individuals with disabilities and older adults need support to achieve independence. 

Whether help is need to learn to use assistive technology, find a caregiver, or cope with adjusting to a disability, DMC offers an array of supportive services, which includes.

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The Dayle McIntosh Staff representing the organization at a booth out in the community during Pride 2023

The Dayle McIntosh Center is dedicated to serving as a dependable and comprehensive source of information on subjects and concerns that impact individuals with disabilities and older adults. We aim to provide valuable insights to both professionals and the wider public within Orange County.

Our team engages with the community through a variety of methods:

  • Promoting Representation, Inclusion and Compliance
  • Educating the Community
  • Community Outreach
  • Collaboration and Networking

DMC’s Pamela & Jet at Deaf Awareness Riverside at DMC representation booth.
Assistance to aid d/Deaf persons to succeed in a hearing world has been a consistent part of the service delivery profile at DMC. 

Services are designed to promote effective communication and integration within this population. 

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The Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) provides specialized training to prepare individuals with disabilities and older adults to achieve daily tasks and direct their own lives. 

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“Dayle McIntosh Disability does an incredible job advancing the integration and full participation of individuals with disabilities in their communities. Through its hard work, programs, and resources, DMC gives individuals with disabilities the tools they need to live their lives to the fullest and accomplish great things.”

Alan Mansoor – Assemblyman

“Since they were first recommended to me, DMC has been a Godsend. They helped get me a new caretaker, helped me navigate the bus system, gave me a wheelchair and gave me the mobility I needed to graduate from Irvine Valley College and visit my family. They’re truly an amazing resource and an organization with which I plan to volunteer!”

  1. Kabir – DMC Consumer

“For many years Dayle McIntosh Disability has been an effective and trusted community resource enabling people with disabilities to live with dignity, choice and independence.”

Loretta Sanchez – Congresswoman

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