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3. What is the Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP)?

What is the Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP)?

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is a large, state-run agency that is in charge of many programs, including Medicaid, Public Health and Safety, Public Assistance, Children’s Mental Health, the Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP), and more.

DDP provides oversight and funding for the service system that supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. They currently have an annual budget of $114 million, serve over 4,000 individuals and work with over 60 service providers across Montana. 

DDP Mission: Create a system that coordinates resources, supports and services for people to have meaningful lives in their communities.

DDP Values:
  • People choose their providers, services, and supports. Plans of care are developed by the person and the people who support them. 
  • People have opportunities for personal growth.
  • People are treated with respect and dignity.
  • People live and recreate in safe and healthy environments.
  • People have opportunities to work in safe, integrated community employment of their choosing.