Services for people
with disabilities



ELIGIBILITY

We serve children and adults who have intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, brain injuries, and autism.



SERVICES

Services are uniquely tailored to each person and family and are designed to allow persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives and be full participants in their communities.



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How Do I?

To check the status of an eligibility determination please call us at 1-844-ASK-DSPD or 1-844-275-3773 to speak with an intake worker. If you cannot remember the name of your intake worker, we can usually look that up for you.

To find out where you are at on the Waiting List, please call us at 1-844-ASK-DSPD or 1-844-275-3773 and ask for your Intake Worker. If you cannot remember the name of your intake worker, we can usually look that up for you. You are also always welcome to update the status of your needs. Please contact us if something has changed regarding your need to receive services.

DSPD will send you a Notice of Agency Action and Hearing Rights Form any time a decision is made affecting your services. That form spells out your options for appealing a decision made by DSPD.

Typically all decisions from DSPD, give people two options: (1) You may take advantage of the Division Resolution Process; or (2) You have a right to proceed directly to an Informal Hearing before the Department of Human Services. In some cases you may also have the right to proceed directly to a Formal Hearing before the Department of Health.

Please contact DSPD immediately if you have misplaced or have not received a Notice of Agency Action and Hearing Rights Form in the mail, following a decision affecting your services.

Please contact us at our toll-free number 1-800-837-6811. Or email Amanda Marin at dspd@utah.gov.

Services are provided to those with the most critical needs first when funding is available. DSPD receives funding through appropriations from the legislature. More often than not, the Division is not able to offer immediate services to eligible individuals so they are placed on the waiting list. Please express your needs to your Intake Worker or call 1-844-ASK-DSPD or 1-844-275-3773 to explain your situation and see what options you may have.

Renewal is completed through Utah Division of Motor Vehicles in your area. You should request a copy of form TC-842 titled “Disabled Person and Physical Disabilities Certification.” Have your doctor sign the form and return it to Motor Vehicles.

DSPD OVERVIEW

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) promotes opportunities and provides supports for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 5,000 people who have disabilities.

Support includes community living, day services, and supported employment services.


Utah State Developmental Center

The Developmental Center (USDC) offers 24 hour supervised residential and day training/employment services as well as community outreach services.

The USDC has the capacity to serve up to 265 individuals. People with disabilities receive a variety of professionally driven support depending on their individual needs.

Visit USDC Website

Public Input

Meetings

Announcements

Resources

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities has many additional resources that may be helpful. We can also help link you to many other organizations that provide supports for people with disabilities.

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    Emergency preparedness

    Emergency preparedness and planning is essential for all members in communities, including community members with a disability. Learn more

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    Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD)

    In each state or territory, the grantees form a Developmental Disabilities Network, or DD Network, that is uniquely positioned to meet the diverse needs of individuals with developmental disabilities in their state.
    Learn more

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    Utah Association of Community Services

    Consisting of over forty private provider agencies that serve over 5,000 people with developmental and other types of disabilities in over 400 different locations throughout Utah. Learn more

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    Utah Family-to-Family Network

    The Family to Family Network is a grassroots volunteer organization is supported by the Utah Parent Center. The Networks are composed of family leaders in various communities across Utah who have a relative with a disability. Learn more

Contact Information


Phone Numbers


24 Hour Hotline 1.844.ASK.DSPD

Or1.844.275.3773


Address and Email


Address 195 North 1950 West
 Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Phone 801.538.4279

Email dspd@utah.gov


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