What does DSPD Do?

Supports people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives

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.

DSPD employs over 100 highly trained and qualified staff whose sole mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities throughout the State of Utah. These dedicated employees work in many different capacities to provide supports and promote opportunities for people with disabilities to lead more self-determined lives.

See DSPD Organizational Chart for More Information

Records Requests

All requests for records must be submitted in accordance with the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA). In this section you can view Regional and State Office GRAMA Specialists.

View Records Requests

Division System Improvements

Our Division has a list of items intended to further the ultimate goal and mission of supporting people with disabilities. We receive suggestions from various sources and have compiled these suggestions for the public to view. Please take a minute to access our System Improvements Page to see what we are currently working on and for more information on how you can get involved.

View System Improvements

Utah State Developmental Center

DSPD also oversees the Utah State Developmental Center (USDC), a state operated Intermediate Care Facility for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID), which provides services to just over 200 people. For more information on USDC, visit the USDC Website.

Employment First Initiative

Expecting, encouraging, providing, creating, and rewarding competitive employment opportunities for people with disabilities remains a top priority for the Division.

Take a minute to view the latest Employment First Strategic Plan.

View Employment First Strategic Plan

View Employment Data Dashboard

Utah Department of Health HCBS Transition Planning

States are required to ensure that Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) are provided in settings that are integrated within the larger community, provide people with choices regarding those service settings, and give people the rights to privacy, dignity and respect that they deserve. Please follow the link for more information about what our state is doing to ensure this and you can help.

Division Annual Report

Each year DSPD compiles a collection of facts and figures for its service system.

View Annual Reports

 

Records Requests

All requests for records must be submitted in accordance with the Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA). This refers to state law governing the privacy of records and conditions upon which they can be released, found in Title 63G, Chapter 2. You may visit the Division of State Archives & Records Service Website for additional information.

The State of Utah has created a new website from which record requests may be submitted to a governmental agency. To Request records from the Division of Services for People with Disabilities, please visit the State Open Records Portal. Records requests may still be submitted through the United State Postal Services. Submission by either method are processed in the same manner.


Please do not submit duplicate requests.