Developmental & Disability Services of Lebanon Valley is a charitable 501 (c)3 organization with a mission to empower children with developmental delays and persons with disabilities to lead more productive, satisfying and/or independent lives. We achieve our mission through training and education services.
DDS believes that individuals who are integrated in their communities live a happier healthier life. DDS provides
opportunities for adults to find and
maintain employment , learn life skills,
and provide companionships.
Supported Competitive Employment
Community Support Services
DDS believes that early intervention services are critical for children to be successful in school and in life. DDS provides families the opportunity to help their infant/toddler learn basic life skills, in addition to communication and social skills.
DDS continues to be a support for children and youth throughout their school years by offering year-round recreational programs.
Summer Stars Day Camp
DDS is a resource for parents and individuals to help them face and overcome challenges. Through the Elks Home Service Nurse DDS provides home consultation services and assists families and individuals with advocacy.
Periodically, DDS hosts parent workshops and seminars that are free and open to the public. See our events page for up-coming events.
Several years ago DDS began a medical equipment exchange program in which individuals who no longer need durable medical equipment donate the items to DDS; DDS in turn, distributes the equipment to individuals who can benefit from the equipment. This is a free community enrichment program.