Programs and Services Overview
DSC's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing services and supports which enable them to live, work, learn and participate in their communities.
DSC serves approximately 1,100 children and adults with developmental disabilities, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities, Down syndrome, or other conditions. Individuals seeking services may experience functional or environmental challenges that require extra support to live more independently. These challenges may include assistance in adequate daily living skills, adequate work skills, recognized social behaviors, or the ability to access community transportation.
Direct and indirect services provided through choice include prevention, intervention/treatment, habilitation/rehabilitation, and support/maintenance to Champaign and Ford county residents.
DSC's core services continue to fulfill our mission "to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing services and supports which enable them to live, work, learn and participate in their communities." These services include:
Works to ensure that consumers’ needs are identified, assessed, planned for, and monitored through a person-centered approach.
An Early Intervention program that offers assistance to families of infants and toddlers who are experiencing or are at risk for delays in development, or have identified special needs.
Assists individuals in achieving greater levels of independence and self sufficiency through individualized instruction and support in community settings, vocational training sites, and center-based activities.
Provides community-based residential housing alternatives such as group homes, a supported apartment complex, as well as individualized training/support to maximize independence.
Provides evaluation, training, employment, and support services that maximize independent living skills toward community employment and self-sufficiency.