Klamath Developmental Disability Services


The Developmental Disabilities program provides services in a number of areas. Eligibility for specific programs varies based on individual need and circumstance.

The state and federally funded Developmental Disability (DD) Program serves children (birth to 17) and adults (18 and older) with developmental disabilities (i.e., Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, Intellectual Disability, etc.) throughout Klamath County. The DD program collaborates closely with other county, state and local agencies to provide comprehensive services in such areas as:

  • Eligibility determination
  • Service Coordination
  • Information and referral
  • Crisis services
  • Training information
  • Access to support services
  • Family support funding
  • Comprehensive In-home support
  • Residential services
  • Employment or alternative to employment services
  • Protective services (adults only)
  • Foster care for eligible individuals
  • Licensing and certification for Adult and children’s foster care homes

Services Coordination: A services coordinator provides assistance in identifying, accessing and coordinating services. The services coordinator assures the delivery of services and supports required by an individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability.

Residential Services: Residential programs provide services in neighborhood settings for individuals who require care, supervision, support and training. Programs provide room and board as well as services such as monitoring of medical and health needs, behavior management, assistance with money management, and participation in community and leisure time activities.

Employment and Alternatives to Employment: Employment and Alternatives to Employment programs provide community-based employment, training and support designed to increase an individual's independence, productivity and integration.

Crisis: Crisis services may be available when an individual is not receiving supports to address life threatening needs or a child is at risk of imminent out-of-home placement. Services may be provided in the form of placement at a crisis bed, funding for additional supports in the existing service, training, technical assistance or other interventions.

Family Support: Family Support is individualized planning and service coordination, assisting families to access information and supports required by the child for the child to live in the family home, and access to funding when available.

Comprehensive in Home Supports: Provides in home attendant/ relief care and disability related supports for eligible individuals. 

Foster Care Services: When adults or children with Developmental Disabilities are no longer able to live or be cared for in their own homes, voluntary foster care is an option.  Our adult and child foster homes are single family residences that offer 24-hour care in a home-like setting.

Licensing/Certification: Klamath County works hand in hand with the state licensing Unit to license and certify Children and Adult foster homes. 

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