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Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run/Walk

On your mark...get set... Go! The 6th Annual Easter Egg Scramble 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, March 31st in the Village of East Davenport. The Bunny Hop 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed ...

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Change is good

Someone once said, “If you don't move forward, sooner or later, you begin to move backward.” HDC will soon be undertaking several initiatives, in part, to move forward. However, the primary objective of each initiative is ...

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Registration Open for Reach for the Stars Cocktail Party/Auction and Golf Outing

The HANDS Auxiliary "Reach for the Stars" Cocktail Party/Auction will be Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Steeplegate Inn, Davenport.  If you sign up for the golf outing, the cocktail party for you and a guest ...

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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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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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Runners and walkers,

This is the last week to register online for the 2018 Scramble and kids race Bunny Hop!! If you don't register by Friday, you'll have to do it in person at packet pickup or race day morning.

Get registered today!


All registrants receive a super soft T-shirt, finisher's medal, official race results, post race party with free beverages and food, live music and you're supporting a great cause!! The Handicapped Development Center is our longtime beneficiary and help us tremendously to put on this event.

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Handicapped Development Center03/16/2018 at 12:26pm

Everyone here at HDC hopes you have a fun and safe St. Patrick's Day weekend!

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Handicapped Development Center03/15/2018 at 5:12am

Inservice day means staff training. This week, many staff got a CPR refresher, so they know how to respond in an emergency.

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Handicapped Development Center03/14/2018 at 6:58am

Congratulations to this group who brought home gold in the Special Olympics Cheerleading competition.

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