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.
The Handicapped Development Center (HDC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to plan, establish and operate programs which provide opportunities and assistance to persons with disabilities in and around Scott County, Iowa.
The Handicapped Development Center is accredited by Carf for its Community Services and Employment Services programs. In the Fall of 2013, we underwent a Carf survey and received our 11th consecutive maximum three-year accreditation.
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Each year, staff and participants are selected to receive recognition awards at the board of directors’ annual meeting in September. Receiving awards this year are:read more
The Gary Ashcraft Memorial Award is given to a staff person at HDC who exemplifies Gary’s qualities of a positive attitude, admirable work ethic, dedication to the job, sense of humor, and genuine concern for others. This year’s Gary Ashcraft Memorial Award was chosen from nominations made by staff throughout the agency. This 2015 award recipient is…..read more
Governor Terry Branstad has declared September 13th – 19th as “Iowa Direct Support Professional Recognition Week”. Join the Governor in recognizing the dedication and accomplishments of outstanding Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)….read more