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Developmental Disabilities Services

What's New

DDDS is pleased to announce that the amendment to the DDDS Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver to create the Lifespan Waiver was approved by CMS on May 25, 2017. The Lifespan Waiver Amendment will add several family support services geared toward individuals with IDD who are living in the family home. The amendment will also add waiver slots to enable individuals who are receiving DDDS day services to enroll in the waiver. They will be able to receive family support services in addition to the day services they are currently receiving. The effective date of the amendment will be July 1, 2017.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to submit feedback on the application during the public comment period. Many changes were made to the application as a result of the feedback we received from the public.

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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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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.

Delaware AssistTo report an incident of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or financial exploitation use the DDDS Incident Reporting System.

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