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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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HDC Needs Your Help...

Your Help Is Needed To Provide This Project  Most days Sarah likes coming to work, but some days she doesn’t.  It’s not for the reasons you might think though.  Sarah loves what she does at the Personal ...

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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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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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J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center

The J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center is ready to be used.  The flooring has been installed, the furniture is in place, the computers are programmed, and there’s a new sign above the door.  A ribbon cutting is planned for later in August, after which, it will open for all HDC participants to use.  A huge thanks goes to The Republic Companies for making this wonderful addition possible when they made a fundraising effort for the technology center part of their 100th anniversary celebration.  A grant from the Scott County Regional Authority also assisted with the addition of some adaptive and specialized equipment.  The J.S. Kimmel Technology Training Center will help participants learn the skills needed to be prepared for... read more

Congratulations to Hilary…

Congratulations to our HR Manager Hilary Spengler who was the winner of the 65″ smart TV raffled off at the 2017 HANDS auction. Huge thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets.... 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 Center08/15/2017 at 3:43pm

Some HDC participants enjoyed Fishing Has No Boundaries this past weekend.

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Handicapped Development Center08/15/2017 at 5:37am

American Legion Post 26 provided us with a great picnic lunch. Thanks so much! It was delicious. And, most importantly, thank you for your service to our country.

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Handicapped Development Center08/14/2017 at 5:46am

Folks at the Brady Street building are preparing for autumn by roasting marshmallows in their fire pit.

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Handicapped Development Center08/11/2017 at 9:51am

We have new lighting throughout the Hickory Grove Road building and it has really brightened up everything. The new lights even made Friday karaoke better!

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Handicapped Development Center08/10/2017 at 9:00am

The Summer edition of Inspirations is ready for a good read.


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