Our mission

DCO removes barriers to allow all people the opportunity for a life of enrichment and inclusion.

What that means to you is we are committed to helping each person we are privileged to serve to do and be his or her best.

Our Core Values


Honoring one another's desire for independence


Empowering others to reach their personal goals


Advocationg for choice and full inclusion for all citizens


Respecting one another while promoting unity


Teamwork built on accountability

Our purpose

DCO serves infants, children, and adults, who have developmental or physical disabilities, or developmental delays – as well as those who do not – through therapies, education, and habilitative programs. DCO promotes personal growth through teaching skills that help all citizens of our community to lead full and productive lives.

DCO also provides:

  • Advocacy that promote full inclusion for everyone
  • Awareness and information through public speaking, campus tours, printed literature, and various fundraising activities
  • Continued education for families, employers, and community related to developmental disabilities through training classes and presentations.

DCO 2021 Strategic Plan