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Sandwich woman earns 2019 Spotlight Award for work as disability advocate at Open Door Rehabilitation Center

Darlene Lauzon recognized for career as caseworker, being a client advocate

Darlene Lauzon was heralded as a team leader at Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich.
Darlene Lauzon was heralded as a team leader at Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich.

SANDWICH – Darlene Lauzon has earned national recognition for her efforts as a caseworker focusing on special needs clients and an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.

Lauzon, of Sandwich, earned the 2019 Spotlight Award from the National Association of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals. She works at the Open Door Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich.

The association praised Lauzon for her dedication, innovation and positive attitude, and for being a team leader.

Lauzon coordinates activities for an annual special-needs prom and is involved in developing a creativity room for Open Door's senior clients, according to the release.

Open Door, 405 Wells St., is a nonprofit organization focused on providing and developing opportunities for adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in DeKalb, Kendall and LaSalle counties.

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