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Developmental Disabilities Program

What is a Developmental Disability?

A Developmental Disability (DD) must be attributable to an intellectual disability, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, or other neurological handicapping conditions which require training or support similar to that required by individuals with an intellectual disability.

An intellectual disability must be manifested by age 18; a Developmental Disability by age 22.

A Developmental Disability must be expected to last indefinitely and constitute a substantial handicap to the individual.

Not all persons who exhibit the above will be eligible for services. Test results and diagnosis have specific criteria that must be met. An eligibility team will review all records to determine if State of Oregon requirements are met.

Funding options and level of support are limited.

Developmental Disability Services Available in Deschutes County

  • Intake, eligibility determination, referral
  • Case management and service coordination for adults and children
  • Individualized planning and support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Protective service investigations and support (for adults)
  • Vocational services
  • Residential services
  • Brokerage supports
  • Family support
  • Comprehensive in-home supports
  • Foster care
  • Employment First
  • Transportation
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Developmental Disability Services


Wall Street Services Building
1340 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97701




(541) 322-7554


(541) 330-4636

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