Our Mission:
Promote and support opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live, work, learn and fully participate in their communities.

Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services is a government social services agency established by state law. Every year, we support more than 8,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout their lives, from babies through seniors, by providing case management, monitoring service quality, and funding services provided by our community partners.

We treat each person we serve as a unique individual and connect them to services to reflect the life they want. By collaborating with more than 875 certified providers, we’re able to support people to live a life that is important and meaningful to them, on their own terms.

At Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services, two guiding principles drive us in every action we take. The first reflects our agency vision: to move toward community integration in everything we do. The second is to build the capacity of community organizations to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Led since September 2011 by Superintendent Alice Pavey, who reports to the Hamilton County Commissioners, the agency is overseen by a seven-person Board of Directors.