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Services for people
with disabilities


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

Find out if you are eligible


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.

Learn more

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 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.


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


Click here for the updated draft Scope of Work contract for Service Providers

The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) invites you to attend a public input meeting on January 9th to gather comments and suggestions on updates made to the Scope of Work for contracts with services providers. The updated Scope of Work is intended to replace the Scope of Work in current contracts for services provided under the Division. We recognize there has been a lot of concern about changes made in this contract and how it may impact sheltered workshops in particular. This public input meeting will allow community members to receive additional information about the contract changes and provide comments or suggestions.


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.

21st Century Cures Act

The 21st Century Cures Act was pass in 2016, which engages patients, researchers, innovators, government offices, and health care providers about what steps can be taken to expedite the discovery, development, and delivery of new treatments and cures to maintain the United State’s global status as a leader in biomedical innovation. The Division is hosting a public information hearing with the Department of Health to teach more about the act and solicit comments, questions, and ideas from the public on how to implement this act more effectively
Click here for a flyer about the Division’s upcoming public information meeting with Department of Health about the Cures Act and Electronic Visit Verification  
Click here for more information about the Cures Act  

  • Emergency preparedness

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Number

Phone 1.844.ASK.DSPD


Address and Email

Address 195 North 1950 West
 Salt Lake City, UT 84116


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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