HDC | To succeed. To achieve. To grow. To be happy.
Featured Posts

Under the Sea Cocktail Party and Auction/Golf Outing

To find out how you can help support these great events, CLICK HERE. For a form to complete if you would like to be a sponsor please CLICK HERE. For hole sponsorship information, CLICK HERE. Have Some Fun at This ...

Read More

Win a Big 60 inch TV

The HANDS Auxiliary is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 60" TV! Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50 and only 250 tickets will be sold, so your odds are great! The drawing will ...

Read More

It's Time To Chip In For Charity

It’s time to chip in for charity.  Birdies for Charity, that is! The HDC Boosters are participating in Birdies for Charity again this year, the special Quad City fundraising program presented in cooperation with the John Deere Classic. You ...

Read More


Since 1969, the Handicapped Development Center has been a non-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.

Our Mission

carf_goldseal_2016As 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.

HDC News

Iowa Legislative Session

  The 2017 Iowa legislative session wrapped up April 22nd.  A number of bills were passed that may be of interest to people with disabilities and their families.  For a summary of the session and a review of some of the key bills that were passed, click here: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/04/22/gop-delivers-pro-business-bills-key-issues-defined-iowas-legislature-2017-session/99010004/   For information more specifically relevant for people with disabilities and their families, click here:  http://www.infonetiowa.org/          ... read more

Olsen Financial Meetings

Don and Pat Olsen of Olsen Financial will be presenting a series of meetings with information that will benefit families who have a special needs individual to consider in their planning. Attend one or attend them all. It’s up to you. All meetings are free of charge and will be held at 3402 Hickory Grove Road from 6 to 7 p.m. with respite care available upon request. Contact Carol Foster at 563-391-4834 or carolfoster@hdcmail.org to RSVP. Upcoming Meetings Wednesday, February 22nd First Meeting Topic: Life Care Planning  · What is a ‘Life Care Plan’ · How to get started · Components of a life care plan · Common misconceptions Wednesday, March 29th Government Benefits SSI, SSDI, Medicaid Eligibility Wednesday, April 26th Guardianship What... read more

HDC on Facebook

Handicapped Development Center

People with disabilities have the same fundamental rights and needs as everyone else. They want to be loved, to feel worthy, and to be part of their community. HDC helps people achieve those goals.

By being consumers, employees, taxpayers, and neighbors, HDC participants achieve a sense of belonging. From the work they do, they experience pride and satisfaction for doing a job well and being rewarded by a paycheck. By living in the community, they learn what it's like to pay bills and how to be a responsible citizen and a good neighbor.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center04/27/2017 at 8:43am

Thank you to Don and Pat Olsen who did a great presentation last night on guardianship. Next up is "Letter of Intent" on May 31st and "Special Needs Trusts" on June 28th.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center04/26/2017 at 8:54am

Win a 60" TV just like this happy lady did! Only 250 tickets will be sold. They are $20 each or 3 for $50. Tickets are available at all HDC locations or from HDC board members. Drawing will take place at the Cocktail Party/Auction on Sunday, June 4th, but you don't have to be present to win.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center04/24/2017 at 11:23am

Get your reservations in now for the HANDS "Under the Sea" Cocktail Party/Auction and/or Golf Outing. Go here for more info: http://handicappeddevelopment.org/hands/

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center04/21/2017 at 9:46am

The Quad Cities Canine Assistance Network visited the Residential Center.

Handicapped Development Center

Handicapped Development Center04/20/2017 at 9:03am

Last Saturday's Easter Egg Scramble wrapped up with an Easter egg hunt that lasted about 2 seconds but was loads of fun for the kiddos.


Support HDC


Wish List


Contact HDC