I learned alot working with ddi. It can become very stressful and overwhelming at times. It taught me more patients then what I had when it comes to behaviors, how to handle situations with the individuals, and they do become like family to you. You teach them everyday living, speech, dressing themselves, toileting, eating at a pace and how to express what they want even when they can not speak. I loved working with the children at ddi. Hours and pay suck but if you applied yourself there always room for moving up with company, some staff was not about team work or helping others but when there is great staff on the shifts went smooth. Some people made it horrible to work because they complain about doing there job or when ask to do something they refused or complain. Some staff was very disrespectful to management. Training and support from office and staff could be better.
Teaches you patients, team players when applied, fun environment at times.
Hours suck, pay suck, no support from others, staff calling out not finding coverage, left management and house short.