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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 to get ...

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Celebrate the Nut & Candy Sale’s 25th Anniversary

The Annual Booster Organization/Bob Ott Memorial Nut & Candy Sale is celebrating 25 years of raising funds to enhance the lives of people with disabilities at HDC.  Congratulations to all the Boosters, as well as all ...

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Help Launch A New Enterprise

HDC Enterprises is a new initiative that will allow people in the HDC workshop to continue working. Over the past few years, workshop services have gone out of favor and funding is beginning to dwindle. Because ...

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Since 1969, the Handicapped Development Center has been a not-for-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.

Our Mission

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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Awards for Staff Excellence

Each year we take time as an organization to recognize our outstanding staff and participants. Take a look at this years list of extraordinary individuals.

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The Survey Says…

Read on to find out what our Parent/Guardian survey revealed about our Casemanagers, if families would recommend us, and satisfaction of the services we provide.

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2018 Iowa Legislative Review

Important information about the 2018 Iowa legislative session and how it could affect people with disabilities and their families, including information about Medicaid funding, Health/Human Services budget and Home and community based services.

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