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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!  These dining books make great gifts and feature over 100 ...

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Biaggi's Dinner Event

BIAGGI'S 4-COURSE WINE DINNER TO BENEFIT HDC Thursday, October 19th at 6 p.m. BIAGGI'S, 5195 Utica Ridge Road, Davenport Join us for a festive 4-course dinner prepared by Chef Patrick Trainor with accompanying wines. Space is limited and reservations are required. ...

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Trivia Night with The Parrot Heads

Trivia Night The Parrot Heads invite you to join their trivia night and support HDC. Saturday, October 14th Doors open 5:30 p.m. & Trivia starts 6:15 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 1111 - 35th St. Davenport IA Cash bar, bring your own ...

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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.

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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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

2017 Booster Organization/Bob Ott Memorial Nut & Candy Sale

The HDC Boosters are ready to begin their annual holiday nut and candy sale!  Scheduled to arrive in mid-October, this year’s selection includes all of your favorites, including cashews, mixed nuts, and more!  Order forms are now available.  You may return your completed forms to HDC, 3402 Hickory Grove Road, Davenport, fax them to 563-391-4931, or email them to holliejordahl@hdcmail.org.  Click the link below for the 2017 order form.  Nuts will be sold until December 31, 2017.  Thank you for your support! http://handicappeddevelopment.org/wp-content/uploads/Order-Form-2017-1.pdf... 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 Center09/21/2017 at 11:48am

John Deere volunteers had to move indoors this morning until the rain stopped, but they got a lot of work done cleaning out the Residential Center conference room and doing some painting.

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Handicapped Development Center09/20/2017 at 4:41pm

The HDC Boosters supplied ice cream to all HDC staff as a token of their appreciation and in celebration of Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week. The Community Residential Services staff enjoyed their ice cream today at their inservice meeting.

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Handicapped Development Center09/19/2017 at 11:31am

These participants will be honored this Thursday at the HDC Board of Directors' Annual Meeting and Recognition Dinner for their achievements throughout the past year. Congratulations to all for working hard and reaching your goals!

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Handicapped Development Center09/16/2017 at 5:15am

We wrap up Direct Support Professionals Recognition Week by celebrating Community Residential Services Training Casemanager Andrea Shook, whose job it is to provide new staff the information and tools they need to provide high quality services to HDC participants. Andrea is this year's CRS Excellence Award recipient.

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Handicapped Development Center09/15/2017 at 5:59am

Pam Gillam, Certified Medication Aide, goes beyond the duties of her position each day and is always willing to lend a hand. Her caring, respectful attitude toward the Residential Center residents is a model for all. Congratulations, Pam, for being this year's Residential Center Excellence Award recipient.


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