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Developmental Disabilities Services

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About Our Division

The Division of Developmental Disabilities values persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, honors abilities, respects choice, and achieves possibilities. We work together to support healthy, safe and fulfilling lives. Read More

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Featured Services

DDDS Employment Services


The Division of Developmental Disabilities will help you get prepared for work, find jobs, and succeed in the workplace.

Apply for Services

Apply for Services

Individuals, who wish to apply to become eligible for DDDS services, including assistance in navigating the complex federal and state human service systems, can download an application.

Become a Provider

Become a Provider

Information for agencies wanting to become an authorized provider for the Division of Developmental Disabilities.

Partner Websites

Delaware Assist
Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
Best Buddies Delaware
Delaware Disability Hub

Direct Course Online
National Core Indicators
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities

Administration for Community Living: Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)
University of Minnesota Residential Information Systems Project
State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Project
Pathways to Employment