Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)
The Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) is responsible for all community-based long-term services and supports for people with developmental disabilities.
The Division contracts with a variety of local private Service Providers to provide services and supports for:
- Children Services - Services for children and transition aged youth with developmental disabilities;
- Public Safety Program - Services is to keep the community and past victims safe while providing treatment and supervision to offenders with developmental disabilities;
- Employment Services - Services which enable people with disabilities to access and succeed in competitive employment.
The Division also provides:
- Public Guardian Services - Guardianship for people who are under court ordered public guardianship; and
- Quality Management - Program monitoring, standard compliance, and quality assurance.
Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) Purpose
The Developmental Disability Services Division (DDSD) supports Vermonters with developmental disabilities to live as they choose, pursuing their individual goals and preferences within their chosen communities. The Division seeks to ensure their basic human and civil rights, health, well-being, and safety; provide effective leadership for disability policy and services in Vermont; and meet federal state mandates by developing and managing public resources effectively.