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Learn more about Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).

DDA’s Mission

DDA’s mission is to create a flexible, person-centered, family-oriented system of supports so people can have full lives. 

DDA’s Vision

People with developmental disabilities will have full lives in the communities of their choice where they are included, participate, and are active citizens.

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The Developmental Disabilities Administration:

  • Provides a coordinated service delivery system for people with developmental disabilities
  • Partners with people with developmental disabilities and their families to provide leadership and resources to enable these individuals in living fulfilling lives
  • Is guided by the principle that individuals with developmental disabilities have the right to direct their lives and services

The DDA does this by focusing on five areas: Self-Determination, Self-Advocacy, Supporting Families, Housing, and Employment.

To learn more about DDA, click here.


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