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About Developmental Diversity

Who We Are

The Benton County Developmental Diversity Program works to build a compassionate and just community strengthened by its intellectual and developmental diversity. We are the central point of access to support for children and adults with developmental disabilities in Benton County.

In 1971, a services coordination model was piloted in Benton County. The goal was to create a fixed point of access and referral, coordinate local services, and advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The success of the model led to the current state-wide county-based system of support.

What We Do

We serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet state criteria for eligible diagnoses and level of functioning. Potentially qualifying diagnoses may include intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, fetal neurological disorders, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other conditions originating in the brain during childhood.

The Benton County Developmental Diversity Program offers the following services and supports:

  • Coordination of services and supports
  • Connection to community resources
  • Access to supported housing, jobs, and transportation.
  • Access to in-home support and respite
  • Support for parents and families
  • Mental health support
  • Quality assurance and protective services
  • Licensing and monitoring
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