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General Resources for Getting Started

DDA & Other Agencies

  • Do you have a child aged 0-3 and are asking yourself if this makes sense for you?

  • Before applying, be sure to read the FAQ section at the bottom of the page for some great information on what a developmental disability is as defined by law and what kind of documentation is required.

  • There are numerous services and programs administered by DDA, but before participating, you must be eligible for services. Of course this means paperwork - information to be gathered and forms to be filled out and submitted but the effort is worth it.

  • Here are some helpful hints (in a pdf) that may assist you: The Social Security Application Process to file an application for yourself or a child AND what can you do to prepare.

  • Download and print out this very helpful and handy pdf to determine if your child or adult - of any age - is eligible for DDA services.

  • The service systems for people with disabilities can be difficult to understand and navigate. This site provides a comparison (and printable side by side bulletin) to show the many services available to individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and those with other/functional disabilities.

  • People need supports to lead good lives. Using support from lots of different sources helps to create a full, inclusive life that’s not limited to, or defined by, paid services.

  • Contains information on free and low cost support, DDA and non-DDA services and programs, and local resources.

  • Learn what to expect and how to prepare for an annual service planning meeting with your DDA Case Manager in this new video.