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Under the Sea Cocktail Party and Auction/Golf Outing Now In The Books

The 2017 HANDS “Under the Sea” Cocktail Party/Auction and Golf Outing are now in the books.  So many people helped to make these events a great success.  At HDC, we are tremendously grateful for everyone who ...

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Congratulations Hilary!

Thanks to everyone for participating in the HANDS Annual TV raffle.  Whether you bought, sold, or both bought and sold tickets, you helped raise funds to enhance services at HDC.  At the HANDS Cocktail Party/Auction on ...

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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 ...

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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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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.

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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 4201 N. Brady Street 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, June 28th Special Needs Trust What it is Reasons to have one Who should have one Types of trusts... read more

J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center

The J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center has begun to take shape.  The flooring has been installed and some of the furniture is in place.  In addition to the generous gifts from The Republic Companies anniversary celebration, a grant was received from the Scott County Regional Authority to assist with the addition of some adaptive and specialized equipment.  The grand opening of the tech. center will be planned soon.  Stay tuned!      ... read more

New Iowa Laws

Now that summer is here and the dust has settled from the 2017 Iowa Legislative session, it is time to take stock of what transpired. What follows is a partial list of new laws that may be of interest to people with disabilities and their families or advocates. Most of these laws are effective July 1, 2017. • Health insurance plans will now be required to pay for Applied Behavior Analysis for children/youth with autism. This applies to any plans renewed or issued after January 1, 2018. • Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) will be able to receive training online. • County election commissioners will be able to combine or separate precincts for any election, so voters can vote at... 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 Center06/23/2017 at 8:40am

Last night, the Olsens did a great job explaining the ABLE Act. Next week, we'll learn about special needs trusts. Come and join us!

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Handicapped Development Center06/22/2017 at 9:47am

Staff and participants planted cattails and milkweek to create a mini bioswale at the Brady St. building. They are enjoying the outdoors while they tend to the area.

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Handicapped Development Center06/21/2017 at 2:56pm

Join us tomorrow to learn the latest on the ABLE Act.

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Handicapped Development Center06/20/2017 at 9:07am

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Handicapped Development Center06/19/2017 at 6:17am

On these hot days, those new umbrellas are a welcome break from the sun, especially when people are waiting for their buses at the end of the day. Thanks for the grant to put these up Theisen's!


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