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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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24th Annual Nut & Candy Sale

The 24th Annual HDC Boosters Organization/Bob Ott Memorial Nut & Candy Sale is on!  This year's selection includes all of your favorites, including cashews, gummi bears, mixed nuts, and more! Order forms are now available.  You may return ...

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You Can Help Make Things Possible

 "Jack" is afraid.  He's forgotten where to go.  His confusion didn't happen all of a sudden.  It's been a gradual process.  Fortunately for Jack and others who experience dementia, HDC can continue to meet his needs, ...

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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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Joy and Gifts Make Project Possible

Many people wanted to help keep people safe and dry as they come in and out of the Personal Independence Services building. They wanted to be part of the project that provides protection from the elements by adding a canopy over the entrance. They showed their concern for people who sometimes struggle to stay healthy.

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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 Center11/20/2017 at 12:03pm

Thanks to the Bettendorf Rotary Club for helping to fund the musical instruments on the Jaycees of the Quad Cities Sensory Path.

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Handicapped Development Center11/17/2017 at 4:05am

Later this month, Dayhab Instructor Coretta Samuel will be retiring after 25 years at HDC. Thank you, Coretta, for all you have done and for making a difference in the lives of the individuals with whom you've work. All the best to you in the next chapter of your life.

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Handicapped Development Center11/16/2017 at 2:48pm

Everyone had a great time and enjoyed a delicious meal at the annual Davenport Police Association's Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to the DPD and the DPD Association for serving us again!

To help support this event, come to the DPD Association's trivia night this Friday. Reserve a table at DPDTRIVIA@gmail.com.

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Handicapped Development Center11/15/2017 at 3:06pm

Congratulations to Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home for being awarded the Outstanding Philanthropic Company at today's National Philanthropy Day luncheon. We are proud to be a partner with them and to have the talents of Dan DeVries on our board.

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Handicapped Development Center11/14/2017 at 9:30am


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