Message from the ODDS Administrator
Welcome to the Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) website. The intended purpose of the website is to increase awareness and access to the many services and supports provided by ODDS.
ODDS strives to support choices of individuals with disabilities and their families within communities by promoting and providing services that are person-centered and directed, flexible, community inclusive, and supportive of the discovery and development of each individual's unique gifts, talents and abilities. We are committed to work toward service options to assure that people with developmental disabilities have the opportunity to have lives that are fulfilling and meaningful.
Please browse the website to find more detailed and specific information about developmental disabilities programs and services offered by the Department, or contact us for further assistance.
Supports and Services
The Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS) provides supports and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities that meet eligible for services criteria. Individuals that are eligible and their families can access generic and specialized services to provide the support, based on the individual needs of the person, to be able to live with as much independence as possible. Services and supports may range from information and referral, to case management or hourly services, to maximum supports that provide 24-hour care.
Developmental disabilities include intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries, certain neurological impairments and other impairments of the brain that occur during childhood. Some people with developmental disabilities also have significant medical or mental health needs.
ODDS offers supports to children and families ranging from in-home family support, intensive in-home supports, and out of home, 24-hour services delivered by proctor/foster care or residential care providers (agency run homes). Services offered have specific eligibility standards and are usually accessed through the local Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDP).
Services for adults range from Brokerage Support Services to assist an individual to live in their own home or with family or friends, to 24-hour comprehensive services. Services offered have specific eligibility standards and are accessed through the local Community Developmental Disabilities Programs (CDDP).