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About the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) believes clients with developmental disabilities and delays and their families should have choices when selecting services that will help them thrive. That’s why we offer high-quality services in homes and communities as well as in 24-hour residential programs. We believe that clients should have access to services in the least restrictive settings to meet their needs and that they have the constitutional right to live and learn and experience life just like any other Arkansan. Our Intake and Referral unit is the best place to start if you or your loved one needs services. You can contact Intake and Referral by calling 501-683-5687.

Through Medicaid and federally funded grant programs, we offer:

DDS is divided into four sections:

DDS also operates five human development centers for individuals with profound intellectual and developmental disabilities. Act 348 of 1985 designated control and administration of the HDCs under the management and direction of the Developmental Disabilities Services Board with daily operation authority extended to the DDS Director, in coordination with the Director of DHS.

Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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