DE Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Employment First Statement


State Policies & Initiatives: 
“The Division of Developmental Disabilities Services affirms that employment and participation in their communities is an important part of the lives of the individuals it serves. Further, the Division believes that employment in the community should be the first service option considered for individuals. In support of this belief, the Division has set a goal of increasing community employment for individuals receiving Center Based Day Program services.
“To that end, Day Program service plans shall be required to address the advancement of individuals towards meaningful participation and employment in their communities. It is the responsibility of the Day Programs funded by the Division to work in collaboration with the relevant Residential Programs and families, to develop these support plans.” 




  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services