Our Mission:

The mission of our agency is to empower people with developmental disabilities to explore possibilities for their lives by maximizing independence, community participation, employment, and economic self-sufficiency in their daily life experiences.


The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) manages local programs that serve Darke County citizens with developmental disabilities.

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From Facebook:

  • Delores Ely

    Family / Caregiver for Darlene Bowers
  • Roger & Connie Godsey-Bell

    Family of Stephanie Godsey
  • Samuel Ploch

    Individual receiving services
  • John & Jean Hartke

    Parents of Jeff Hartke
  • Ted Bruner

    Father of Dan Bruner
  • With all the changes to the Federal, State and Local programs for the developmentally disabled, I appreciate the efforts that Darke DD has made to communicate with the guardians, caregivers and family members of the developmentally disabled citizens of our area.  Up to date communications enables us to be prepared for decisions we might face in the near future.  

  • Services from Stephanie’s provider and Darke DD have been truly life changing for her. Stephanie’s social skills have improved in ways her family and church had not thought possible!  

  • Darke DD is like a tour guide showing individuals what's out there in the world.

  • The personnel in the Bridges to Transition Program have been very helpful in assisting individuals find employment. They help them to acquire skills needed to find a job.  They also provide moral and physical support when necessary.  Once a position is obtained, follow up support is provided as needed.

  • How does one fully express one's views and feelings for an agency who has given more to their clients than can ever be given back?

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