Empowering Everyone In Our Community

Darke DD helps people with developmental disabilities live their best lives. We serve as your partner and advocate. We’ll help you come up with a unique plan to reach your goals. We’ll even guide you through the eligibility process. Get started below.



We work with infants, children, adults, and seniors every day. We’ll do a full assessment of your needs and connect you with programs and services right here in our community.

Child Services


We’re here to support parents in Darke County. Our staff will connect you with the developmental specialists, therapists, and equipment that best meet your child’s needs.

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School-Age Services

(Ages 6–13)

You are your child’s best advocate. Whether it’s tutoring, life-skills training, physical, occupational, or speech therapies, we’ll help you develop a plan that works for your child and your family.

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Teen Services

(Ages 14–22)

Map out the life and future you want. Discover community programs, social activities, and even job training.

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Adult Services

(Age 23 and older)

What do you want your life to look like? Tell us what your goals are. We’ll help you start living life to the fullest.

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A long tradition of services

Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been helping our neighbors for more than 50 years. We’re a person-centered agency with deep roots in the community. We draw on that experience to serve Darke County, every day.

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Personal Success

Meet Paula L.

“At the age of 43, Paula set out on a new adventure in her life when she moved from her family’s home into her own home in the community. Paula is learning to be more independent each day with assistance from her family and providers. Darke DD made arrangements to have a handicap accessible ramp built on the front of her home and Paula also requested an automatic door opener on her back door so she can go outside when she wants to spend time by herself or visit with neighbors. Paula says, “I live on my own now. I do things on my own and help myself.” Paula is always smiling and always trying new things.”

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