Division of Developmental Disabilities
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD), established in 1974, serves a population that has developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, head injuries, autism, epilepsy, and certain learning disabilities.
The Division's Mission is to improve lives of Missourians with Developmental Disabilities through supports and services that foster self-determination.
Partnership for Hope
Under the leadership of Governor Jay Nixon, the efforts of local county DD boards and in collaboration with Division, the Partnership for Hope waiver was initiated in 2010. Partnership for Hope makes a fundamental shift away from high costs, crisis oriented services, providing access to services much earlier.
Mental Health Services to Medicaid-eligible Deaf Persons
The Department of Mental Health has established clinical standards of care for deaf individuals. Standards of Care for Department Operated Facilities.