Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP)

111 Sanders, Room 305
Helena, Montana 59604
406-444-2995 - 
fax (406) 444-0230
Bureau Chief-Lindsey Carter


People in services have a voice and the support to live productive, healthy and fulfilled lives in the community of their choice.


Create a system that coordinates resources, supports and services for people to have meaningful lives in their communities.


People choose their providers, services and supports.
Plans of care are developed by the person and the people who support them.
People have opportunities for personal growth.
People are treated with respect and dignity.
People live and recreate in safe and healthy environments.
People have opportunities to work in safe, integrated community employment of their choosing.


Persons with developmental disabilities are much the same as everyone else and able to do the things that others can - they just may need extra help to get things done. 

It is important for everyone to live and work within their home communities and the assistance and support of their families and friends, but sometimes more assistance and training is needed than family friends, communities or other natural supports can provide on their own. There may be a need for additional help from services through the Montana Developmental Disabilities Program.  The Developmental Disabilities Program (DDP) administers, provides

We are located throughout the State of Montana with the DDP Central Office in the Capital Complex Helena and Regional Offices. in Glasgow, Great Falls, Billings, Helena, and Missoula as well as satellite offices in Miles City, Bozeman, and Kalispell. 

Services provided to eligible persons through the Developmental Disabilities Program are available at no cost to individuals of any age.  Many kinds of services are offered through providers in communities or self-directed options. This support is separate from other assistance that is provided through schools, Medicaid, private insurance, Social Security, and other sources


Persons who meet eligibility criteria do not wait to receive Targeted Case Management or Montana Milestones Part C Early Intervention services. Eligibility is determined through the Developmental Disabilities Program and is separate from other programs. Receiving assistance from other programs does not affect potential eligibility for services.

Targeted Case Management

All eligible individuals age 16 and older may receive Targeted Case Management.  The Case Manager will assess an individual to determine needs for medical, educational, social and other services.

Montana Milestones Part C Early Intervention

The Montana Milestones Part C Early Intervention program is administered and monitored through DDP.  All eligible children from birth to 36 months may receive early intervention services based upon the child and family's assessed needs free of charge.  Early Intervention Service Coordination is provided at no cost to families and is an active, ongoing process that assists and enables families to access early intervention services and assures their rights and procedural safeguards.

Waiver Services

Waiver services are Medicaid funded Services and Support that provide more extensive options within community-based options.  Waiver Services are long-term services and supports that may be provided by a Contracted DDP Provider or Self-Directed by the Individual with Provider Choice or Employer Authority. Waiver Services  generally offer skills training, residential, community inclusion and employment support based on the person's assessed level of needs.  DDP Waiver Services in Montana are limited and not entitled services for all eligible persons.  A person may be determined to be eligible for DDP Services and will likely be placed on a waiting list.  It is important that action is taken as soon as possible to determine eligibility of a person with a disability so that the person is placed on the list of those in need of Waiver Services.

For More Information About Eligibility, Services and Providers Contact:

Developmental Disabilities Program
111 Sanders, Room 305
Helena, Montana 59604
406-444-2995 - fax (406) 444-0230
the Regional Office nearest you.