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Developmental Disabilities

Development Disabilities Program has moved to the
Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Currently the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF) and Department of Human Services (DHS) both administer Medicaid waiver programs. HCPF administers eight of the state’s twelve Medicaid waivers. HB 13-1314 will transfer the remaining four waivers from the DHS to HCPF to eliminate system fragmentation, and improve the efficiency of the programs.

Click here for a fact sheet for this transfer.


DIVISION FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES (DDD) - is the State office that provides leadership for the direction, funding, and operation of services to persons with developmental disabilities within Colorado. DDD services are administered under the Office of Long Term Care of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). State leadership and oversight includes: policy, planning, program development, budget development, program operation guidelines and technical assistance, training, determination of funding needs, setting priorities, contracting and allocation of resources, review of services and funding utilization, program quality, monitoring, and evaluation, and management information. These functions are performed in concert with service providers, advocacy groups, and consumers and their families.  





The mission for Colorado's Division for Developmental Disabilities is to join with others to offer the necessary supports with which all people with developmental disabilities have their rightful chance to:

  • Be included in Colorado community life
  • Make increasingly responsible choices
  • Exert greater control over their life circumstances
  • Establish and maintain relationships and a sense of belonging
  • Develop and exercise their competencies and talents
  • Experience personal security and self-respect   




Every Coloradan with a developmental disability will:

  • Be provided assurances for his/her health and safety
  • Receive needed resources that represent a blend of private and public dollars
  • Receive effective and efficient services and supports
  • Have a service system that is easy to access and understand
  • Have a service system that values and realizes meaningful collaboration
  • Be provided the opportunity to be gainfully employed
  • Have access to a system that exemplifies inclusive practices
  • Be provided the opportunity to make informed choices about his/her life 




DDD Employee Contact Information - January 2014

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Division for Developmental Disabilities

Main Contact Phone Number:  (303) 866-2993