The Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP) contracts with private, non-profit corporations to provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. These service programs are located in communities throughout Montana and provide an array of residential and work opportunities for adults, and family education and support services for children and their families, based upon individual preferences, needs and abilities. Currently, 3,500 people are receiving one or more community-based service funded through the DDP.
For most of us, being a member of our community means having a job and going to work; people with disabilities are no exception. A continuum of skill development and/or work oriented services for people with disabilities are funded through the DDP. The continuum includes services ranging from very intensive habilitation services provided to adults who are generally not yet ready for work-oriented programs to supported community employment to services which meet the activity and training needs of elderly people with developmental disabilities. Work services are provided to over 1600 individuals and are individualized according to need through the utilization of many different settings and levels of support.
You are eligible for DD Services if you have a disability attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any other neurological handicapping condition closely related to mental retardation and requiring treatment similar to that required by mentally retarded individuals if the disability originated before the person attained age 18, has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitutes a substantial handicap of the person. To apply for services contact the office nearest you.
Page last updated 06/05/2006