DCO started in 1954 as the United Cerebral Palsy Center for Southwest Missouri because a group of parents wanted a place for their children to go to school. Remember, this was before the days of special education.

In the mid 1980's, we became Developmental Center of the Ozarks to better reflect the people we were serving and the services provided.

We’d love to tell you more about our journey to get to where we are today – and our plans of where we strive to be. Please call or email us with your questions!