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Who We Help

The Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) serves people with developmental disabilities. Developmental Disabilities means having a diagnosis of one of the following based on a formal, professional evaluation:

And, have both of the following:

Self and Family Management

People receiving services have a choice as to who will manage their services.  As part of the intake and referral process, Designated Agencies are responsible for informing individuals of those choices and to make referrals as requested.  The Designated Agency and Specialized Service Agency can manage all of the services for the individuals and families.  Other management options include:


The Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) plans, coordinates, administers, monitors and evaluates state and federally funded services for people with developmental disabilities and their families within Vermont.  The following services are funded by the Division and are allocated or provided by the Designated Agencies and Specialized Services Agencies.

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