INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
Family and Self-Advocate Information Gatherings
DSPD is hosting information gatherings for families and Self-Advocates. Click on “Information Gatherings” to find upcoming dates and material from previous gatherings.
The first step to receive services is determining eligibility and going through the intake process. During this process, you will be asked to provide information to the Division which demonstrates your qualifying disability in one of the areas that DSPD serves: Intellectual Disability/Related Condition, Acquired Brain Injury, or Physical Disability. Click on “Intake Process” to learn more about who may be eligible and the intake process.
Once a person has been determined eligible for services, that person is placed on the waiting list. Click on “Waiting List” to learn more.
Services provided by the Division are through three Medicaid Waivers. Click on “Medicaid Waivers” to learn more about each of the waivers and some common services available on each.
The Division offers two service delivery models: Self Administered or Provider-Based. Click on “Service Delivery Models” to learn more.
The Division has contracted Support Coordinators across the state to help coordinate services, maintain your person centered plan, and communicate updates. Click on “Support Coordination” to learn more.
Utah employers have long recognized that hiring people with disabilities offers an excellent return on investments. It is not only good for the community, but also good for their bottom line. Click on “Employers” to learn more about how hiring a person with a disability can benefit your business.
The Division maintains and tracks employment data for the people we serve. If you are interested to see what percentage of people served have a paid job and how employment has changed over time, click on “Employment Data”.
If you are a person with a disability or a parent/guardian and are interested in learning more about employment, click on “Job Seekers & Families”.
In 2016, the Division received a grant to expand the School-to-Work pilot program. This program is designed to provide technical assistance to schools in an effort to improve employment outcomes for transition age youth (14-22) with disabilities. Click on “School to Work Program” for more information.