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Watch how to sign ‘service’ in American Sign Language

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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Photo of laptop on table. Dayle McIntosh Logo is on the computer screen; To the left of the laptop there is a notebook with a pen. To the right of the laptop a cup of coffee on a saucer with a spoon. Above the coffee is a cell phone..  Underneath this photo are disability symbols – Left to Right pictured are physical disability indicated by the universal wheelchair symbol; a mental health symbol with a human head and brain; a blind/low-vision symbol, person with a walking stick and support/advocate sign to represent deaf services. These symbols are white on a dark blue background. The image has a light blue border.

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.

Pictured Older Adult with younger person being assisted with use of a computer

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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Blind person with cane and guide dog

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. 

Photo to the left is a chalk board with a brick wall behind it with an ivy vine around the board which reads “Learning + Skills + Time + Training = Independence. The Dayle McIntosh logo is at the bottom of the chalk board. To the right, Services AVL picture of magnifying glass on top of newspaper.

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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Both side-by-side photos include a cartoon chalkboard on a blue background. The chalkboards have white writing on them, which read: "I have known of and partnered with the Dayle McIntosh Center (DMC) many times throughout the last 12+ years. There are countless examples where they offered services that benefited my students. One example: I had a student that was in a wheelchair and his apartment was located on the second floor of their complex with no elevator. Mom throughout the years would carry him up the stairs and then go back down for his chair each and every day. As the years went on and the student grew, mom mentioned she was struggling to continue to do this and asked for help. There was even a rainy day, where she slipped and fell when carrying her adult child. DMC provided an advocate for the family, who wrote a letter and talked with the landlord to provide them reasonable accommodation. (continued on next slide) Within a month, they were moved to a unit on the bottom floor. Mom was in tears of joy. This is just one of many examples DMC and their employees help the community. They have helped get glasses for students in need, travel trained many of my students, provided assistive technology for others, and more. I feel so fortunate to know people with disabilities in our community have an amazing resource. - Kandyce, Special Education Teacher

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