To apply for admission to programs provided or supported by the Dent County Board, a person must:

  • Be a resident of Dent County;
  • Be deemed eligible as a person with a developmental disability by the  Division of Developmental Disabilities.
  • Individuals shall be considered for services without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, or political affiliation.

Developmental Disability


The State of Missouri defines a developmental disability as:

Intellectual Disability, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, head injury or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or autism, or a learning disability related to a brain dysfunction; or any other mental or physical impairments, or combination of mental or physical impairments; and is manifested before the person attains age twenty-two; is likely to continue indefinitely; and results in substantial functional limitations in two or more of the following areas of major life activities:

  • Self care
  • Receptive and expressive language development and   use;
  • Learning
  • Self direction; 
  • Capacity for independent living or economic self-sufficiency;
  • Mobility


  • Reflects the person’s need for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or generic care, habilitation or other services which may be of lifelong or extended duration and are individually planned and coordinated. 

Apply for Services


  • Contact us at the DCDDB to schedule an appointment to complete an intake packet. 


  • Contact the Rolla Regional Office to request an intake packet at (573) 368-2200.