Services for people
with disabilities


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, supported employment services, and many more.


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

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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, click here or call 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 1-844-275-3773. Or email Brenda Carlisle at

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.

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.

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HCBS Settings Rule Focus Group Information
On March 17, 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new federal HCBS regulations that provided clarification concerning the required characteristics of service settings. The final rule establishes an outcome-oriented definition of HCBS settings that focuses on the nature and quality of individuals’ experiences. The rule reflects CMS’ intent to ensure individuals receiving services and supports through Medicaid HCBS programs have full access to the benefits of community living and receive services in the most integrated setting possible. Information on the final rule can be found at

We invite you to participate in the following focus group meeting(s) that affect the service settings in which you have an interest. Please distribute this flyer to other stakeholders who might also like to attend.

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The Utah Department of Human Services prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, gender, or religion. DHS is committed to making its programs, benefits, services, and facilities accessible in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
If you believe you have been discriminated against for any of these protected categories, please send your written, oral (TTY), or electronic complaint.

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