Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What disabilities do persons receiving services typically have?
A: The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities supports individuals with developmental disabilities including intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism.

Q: What does the agency work to support?
A: The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities provides funds to meet emergency needs and other one-time supports when no other resources are available. Funds provided support self-advocacy efforts which promote increased independence, community integration and personal choice.

Q: What is Foundation for Developmental Disabilities doing to promote the developmental disabilities field?
A: Foundation for Developmental Disabilities provides scholarships to support students who are studying in the field of developmental disabilities. Please refer to the Peterson Scholarship for more information. In addition, the organization provides scholarships for community programs such as camperships, swim programs and other social, recreational and educational programs.

Q: In what ways does the foundation support family members of persons with developmental disabilities?
A: The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities provides funds for trainings for clients and their family members in order to increase their depth of knowledge of the services provided.