Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC), founded by parents in 1964, is
one of twenty Community Centered Boards serving people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities in Colorado as an alternative to institutionalization.
Since conception, our name was changed from Jefferson County Community Center for Developmental Disabilities to the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center so people could better understand the focus of our services and that our service area goes beyond Jefferson County.
DDRC has achieved numerous recognitions including the Presidential Point of Light Award, the Golden Rotary Ethics Award and Denver Business Journal’s Top Human Services Organizations Award.
Overview / About our organization / What we do
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC), is a 501(c)3 Colorado nonprofit organization, is the designated Community Centered Board for Jefferson, Gilpin, Clear Creek and Summit Counties serving people with developmental disabilities and providing support to their families. DDRC is a resource for determination of a developmental disability and eligibility for funding for services and supports for children and adults with developmental delays or disabilities. Types of services available through various types of funding include case management/resource coordination, service plan development, early intervention therapies, family support, respite, personal care, homemaker services, mentoring, vocational, residential, behavioral intervention, transportation, community connections, supported living and therapeutic recreation. Some of these programs and services are provided directly through DDRC employees. Additionally, DDRC’s case management services provide information and referrals regarding state approved service agencies and many other community resources. DDRC also works within the community to help individuals feel welcomed in community life. Many youth and adults have gained employment in our service areas through the vocational services and support of DDRC. Many family members are able to work and live with more ease due to the services provided by DDRC.
Who We Serve – more than 3700 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Types of Services and Supports – case management/resource coordination, early intervention therapies, family support, respite, personal care, homemaker services, mentoring, vocational, residential, behavioral intervention, transportation, community connections, supported living and therapeutic recreation.
Funding – Medicaid, State of Colorado, Jefferson County, grants, donations.
Employees – over 500 dedicated staff.