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Quad Cities Dining Tour Books

The Boosters are selling the Quad Cities Dining Tour books again this year. Each book contains discount coupons for numerous area restaurants, many of which are buy-one-get-one free. You only need to use a few coupons ...

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Nuts Are Back

The 2016 Booster/Bob Ott Memorial Nut and Candy Sale is on its way. Nut and Candy Sale outlets are conveniently located in Davenport, Bettendorf, LeClaire, Eldridge, and Moline. Click HERE for a list of phone numbers and addresses ...

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6th Annual “Beat the January Blues” Trivia Night

The 6th annual HANDS “Beat the January Blues” trivia night is Friday, January 13, 2016 at Northgate Place, next to the HyVee on Kimberly and Spring St. in Davenport.  Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia ...

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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.

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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.   CarfBlue2014The Handicapped Development Center is accredited by Carf for its Community Services and Employment Services programs. In the Fall of 2013, we underwent a Carf survey and received our 11th consecutive maximum three-year accreditation. Click here to read the survey results.

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Sensory Trail Becomes a Reality

Last year, it was just a great idea.  This year, it has become a reality.  A sensory bike/walking/wheelchair path at the HDC Residential Center is now available for use.  The asphalt path winds around the grounds at the Residential Center with offshoot areas that will include sensory stations. Vice President of ICF/ID Services, Linda Gill, explains some of the sensory stations, “The various sensory areas will provide spaces where people can experience things they can hear, touch, smell, and see.  We are planning things like a butterfly garden area where people can just sit, relax, and observe.  But, we will also have more interactive areas, like an outdoor musical instrument area and a human-sized Connect Four game.”  Recently, a... read more

Republic Companies Benefits Training Center

In honor of the Republic Companies’ 100th anniversary, a fundraising campaign was launched to build the J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center at HDC.  Over $40,000 was raised to support the project that will provide a place for HDC participants to learn technology skills needed on the job and in everyday life.  HDC wants to thank Republic Companies President Mark Kilmer and the Kimmel family for allowing HDC to be a part of this wonderful celebration of their company’s success and for being the recipient of their generosity.  Also, thanks to all the employees, retirees, business partners, and friends who made contributions to the fundraising campaign.  The Technology Training Center is in the planning stages and information will be provided... read more

Driving Our Future: Our New Strategic Plan

In January, HDC embarked on creating a strategic plan for guiding our decisions and setting HDC’s course for the next three years. The process involved working with a professional facilitator, creating a planning team, soliciting input from across our stakeholder groups, and examining economic, regulatory, and environmental theories to help us develop informed decisions about the construction of a flexible and practical strategic plan. The process was productive, challenging and very enlightening. We learned some common themes from our stakeholder groups. For example, we learned that agency communication needs to be updated and strengthened. We learned there is concern for our aging populations, and questions as to whether HDC has kept up by providing updated methods and equipment. We... read more

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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.

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Handicapped Development Center10/26/2016 at 6:43am

Hallo-week started with a party at the Residential Center. The new sensory path and the fire pit were great locations for the festivities.
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Handicapped Development Center10/25/2016 at 6:53am

Check out the awesome new Booster bowling league t-shirts courtesy of the Boosters and printed in the HDC screen print department.
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Handicapped Development Center10/24/2016 at 3:35pm

The Booster Nut and Candy Sale is everywhere! Outlets can be found all over the Quad Cities, including Bettendorf Office Products and several places in Eldridge that were stocked recently by the mayor himself with help from former HDC board member J.B. Straley. A list of outlets can be found here: http://handicappeddevelopment.org/wp-content/uploads/Outlets-2016-for-website.pdf
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Handicapped Development Center10/21/2016 at 8:47am

At the HANDS auction this year, these folks bought tickets to the Packers v. Bears game at Lambeau Field with air transportation. They had a great time! Thanks to HDC Board Member, Greg Kautz, for making this happen!!
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Handicapped Development Center10/20/2016 at 6:03am

Congratulation, Sue Deerberg, on your retirement and thank you for sharing your talents with us for 27 years. Enjoy whatever is next!


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