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Division of Developmental Disabilities Services


Welcome to Delaware's Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS). DDDS supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live their good lives by accessing services they need to thrive in their community. DDDS works to identify and support the unique needs of eligible service recipients by offering access to an extensive network of providers including: employment and pre-vocational services; support coordination and community navigation; assistive technologies; respite; a variety of day and residential programs; and, options for supported living.

   Report Abuse and Neglect
      If you see, hear, suspect, or have concerns about a person living in a residential setting or receiving supported living services, attending  
a day program or receiving supported employment services, please contact the Office of Incident Resolution. To report an incident of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, financial exploitation, or an individual rights complaint, use the DDDS Incident
Reporting System. Not sure if you should report, contact us anyway. We will take care of the rest. If you receive an error message when attempting to use this link, please contact the Office of Incident Resolution Administrator for
New Castle County at 302-836-2154 and for Kent and Sussex County at 302-836-2185.

DDDS Supports and Services

Individuals and Families Support for Families

DDDS supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing community resources and services. Look here for information about individualized resources and services according to the needs of the individual.

Home and Community Based Services(HCBS)Providers Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Providers

Our provider network is the key to supporting individuals living their lives in the setting that suits them best. Find out more about how to become a provider in Delaware.

Information and Resources Information and Resources

Navigating state and federal programs designed to support you and/or your loved one can be difficult. Access additional information and resources available to help you navigate these services.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Supports Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Supports

DDDS supports individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities living in diverse home and community settings. Find out more about the support services available and how to identify the supports needed to help you or your loved one live your best life

Employment Supports Employment Supports

Opportunities for vocational training and employment can be an important part of opening doors in your daily life. Find out more about resources and supports available to you in your community.

We Thrive Together

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

DSPs work alongside people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities to help them live above their limitations, thrive in their community, and reach their full personal potential. The roles are as varied as they are rewarding - and personal growth, advancement, and fulfillment are just part of the job.

Learn about DSPs and apply today!


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

Partner Websites

Delaware Assist
Delaware Developmental Disabilities Council
Delaware Disability Hub

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

Governor's Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens