The Division of Services for People with Disabilities is the state agency in Utah that is charged with promoting opportunities and providing support to people with disabilities. Funding comes from the state legislature and the federal Medicaid program. Population: Any age with disabilities as specified
The Mission of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) is to promote opportunities and provide supports for persons with disabilities to lead self-determined lives. DSPD also promotes public awareness and acceptance of people with disabilities.
DSPD serves individuals with multiple disabilities. Most have mental retardation or developmental disabilities. Eligible clients have a severe, chronic disability and substantial functioning limitation in seven major life-functioning areas. Individuals over 18 who may have a brain injury and a physical disability may be served.
Children and adults may be eligible for DSPD services if they have the following qualifying disabilities:
Applying for Services
Contact the Region DSPD Office in your area to begin the application process (see chart below). An intake worker will explain the information required and the associated timeframes for submitting the needed information. This information may include:
The intake worker uses this information to:
DSPD determines how critical the need is by using a standardized evaluation called the Needs Assessment. Members of local committees assess an individual based on a variety of factors including:
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