About Us

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities is committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Offering support across the lifespan, the Division implements a statewide system of supportive services that focus on assuring health and safety, supporting access to community participation, and increasing opportunities for meaningful employment.

The Missouri Division of Developmental Disabilities provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, and epilepsy. Such conditions must have occurred before age 22 and be considered lifelong in duration. Service eligibility also requires the disability to have serious impact on multiple areas of functioning.

More than 14,000 people in Missouri access person-centered supports through home and community-based service waiver settings to promote independent living. These settings might include someone living at home on their own, with family, with a roommate, or with someone who provides full-time care.

For more information, please contact the Division at (573) 751-4054, toll free 800-207-9329 or email