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Under the Sea Cocktail Party and Auction/Golf Outing

The "Under the Sea" Cocktail Party and Auction/Golf Outing is scheduled for Sunday, June 4-5, 2017. Organized by the Hands Auxiliary group we look forward to seeing you there for a "wave-ful" fun time! For a list of auction ...

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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 ...

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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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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

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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 Center05/26/2017 at 2:27pm

Thank you to the Regional Development Authority for a grant that will help pay for a covering at the Brady St. building to protect people as leave and arrive for the day.

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Handicapped Development Center05/25/2017 at 11:57am

Some more fun items on the HANDS auction. Attend on Sunday, June 4th and these could be yours! Check out a PARTIAL list of auction items here:

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Handicapped Development Center05/24/2017 at 5:47am

Thanks Scott County Regional Authority for a grant to add some really cool adaptive equipment to the J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center. We can't wait until it's complete.

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Handicapped Development Center05/23/2017 at 9:13am

The HANDS "Under the Sea" auction and golf outing are coming up Sunday, June 4th and Monday, June 5th. The auction features food, drinks and some great auction items. Join the fun! Golf, attend the auction, or do both! Get more info. here: http://handicappeddevelopment.org/hands/

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Handicapped Development Center05/19/2017 at 5:12am

Some folks from dayhab volunteered yesterday at Camp Shalom to help install the life-sized foosball game.


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