DSC is a non-profit organization with a long history of providing services and supports to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, currently serving approximately 1,100 people in Champaign and Ford counties. DSC partners with a clear focus on strengths and preferences to help design the level of supports needed to achieve personal success.

DSC's core services continue to fulfill our mission "support people in living a rich and meaningful life." These services include:

  • Works to ensure that individual needs are identified, assessed, planned for, and monitored through a person-centered approach.

  • An Early Intervention program that offers assistance to families of infants and toddlers who are experiencing or are at risk for delays in development, or have identified special needs.

  • Assists individuals in achieving greater levels of independence and self sufficiency through individualized instruction and support in community settings, vocational training sites, and center-based activities.

  • Provides community-based residential housing alternatives such as group homes, a supported apartment complex, as well as individualized training/support to maximize independence.

  • Provides evaluation, training, employment, and support services that maximize independent living skills toward community employment and self-sufficiency.