Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD)
“Our mission to enable people with developmental disabilities to lead healthy, independent and productive lives to the fullest extent possible, to promote the full exercise of their rights as citizens of their communities, state, and country; and, to promote the integrity and well-being of their families.” Division Administrator Jim Nicholson Email: James.Nicholson@okdhs.org Phone: 405 / 521 – 6267 Fax: 405 / 522 – 3037 Area I 1- 800 522-1064 Area II 1- 800 522-1075 Area III 1- 800 522-1086
The Developmental Disabilities Services Division (DDSD) provides services to persons ages 3 and up who have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation. Persons served may also have other developmental disabilities in addition to mental retardation such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, etc.
DDSD offers a wide array of services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Services are individualized to meet each person’s needs. DDSD services are funded through Medicaid Home and Community Based Waivers (HCBW) and through state funds. Individuals who are eligible for the HCBW may select any of the services listed below. Some of the services are funded by state dollars and are available for individuals who are not eligible for the HCBW.
The Developmental Disabilities Services Division consists of the State Office in Oklahoma City and four area offices in Enid, Oklahoma City (2), Tulsa and Pauls Valley, and two residential resource centers, Northern Oklahoma Resource Center in Enid and Southern Oklahoma Resource Center in Pauls Valley. Applications for all services are made through the DDSD area offices. The area office provides case management, service coordination, monitoring, provider recruitment and resource development The state office staff provides direction and support to the area offices. All community services are delivered through contracts with private agencies and individuals.