Since 1969, the Handicapped Development Center has been a not-for-profit organization supporting people with disabilities. We believe all individuals are endowed with the same fundamental rights and needs, are entitled to opportunities promoting the fulfillment of those rights and needs, continue to develop throughout their lives, and should have the opportunity to become contributing members of their community.
As a premier service provider, we passionately advocate on behalf of individuals with disabilities by creating opportunities for them to succeed, to achieve, to grow, and to be happy.
The Handicapped Development Center is accredited by Carf for its Community Services and Employment Services programs. In the Fall of 2016, we underwent a Carf survey and received our 12th consecutive maximum three-year accreditation.
The HANDS “Reach for the Stars” Cocktail Party/Auction and Golf Outing fundraiser would not be possible without the wonderful support of our fantastic sponsors. Please check out our amazing sponsors…read more
When you see the yellow cans and aprons at the grocery store or bank, drop in some change, get a Tootsie Roll, and support HDC.read more
Important information about the 2018 Iowa legislative session and how it could affect people with disabilities and their families, including information about Medicaid funding, Health/Human Services budget and Home and community based services.read more