Services Spotlight


For more than 50 years, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services has been an ally and an advocate for people with developmental disabilities (DD). We work with people with DD and their families at every stage of life to identify the supports they need, connect them to high-quality service providers and resources, and help them navigate life transitions like graduating from high school, finding a job, or actively participating in their community.

We provide many different services throughout a person's life. Below, we'll highlight some of those services to help you understand what we do and how we empower people to reach their potential and live meaningful lives.

Dec 10, 2019
The HCDDS Behavior Support team uses trauma-informed care strategies to help prevent incidents by focusing on both real and perceived safety.
Nov 25, 2019
Finding a safe place to live is a key component of a good life. Hamilton County DD Services collaborates with a variety of partners to help people with developmental disabilities discover the best housing option for them.
Oct 17, 2019
Our Employment Navigation team works with people we support to explore career options that fit their unique skills and interests, as well as help find solutions to potential barriers to community employment.
Sep 23, 2019
Hamilton County DD Services supports many school-age children in their local public school districts. We also operate two schools for students with significant needs.
Aug 20, 2019
Our Innovation & Quality team empower providers to offer the highest possible quality of services through training, consultation and targeted support.
Jul 21, 2019
HCDDS receives about 78 percent of our revenue from a property tax levy. When possible, we fund services using federal Medicaid waivers, which efficiently use tax levy dollars.
Jun 26, 2019
A supportive community is critical to a good life for all age groups, from babies to seniors. Hamilton County DD Services believes families play a key role in creating a vision for the best life for their family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
May 22, 2019
Our service and support administrators (SSAs) use tools to discover a person’s strengths, abilities, talents and dreams.
Apr 25, 2019
Our Major Unusual Incident & Prevention team investigates reports of abuse, neglect, theft and other incidents against people with developmental disabilities.
Mar 20, 2019
Early Intervention (EI) is grounded in the philosophy that young children learn best from familiar people in familiar settings. Services available for babies and toddlers up to age 3.