What does DSPD Do?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.