Children's Services Section
of Health Services is the primary state agency responsible for the development and
implementation of statewide policy, services and supports for people with developmental
Community Options Section
Developmental Disabilities Section
Specifically, the Department administers programs
that promote children living
with their families, prevent individuals from moving to institutions, and move individuals
who have lived in institutions to the community. This also includes
providing leadership and
assistance throughout the system in promoting best practice to improve the overall quality
and safety of services and supports.
The common goal is inclusion;
that is, people living, working, learning, and playing in communities of their choice.
January 23, 2014