About the Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)

Who Do We Serve?

The State of Hawaii, Department of Health (DOH) Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) serves people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who qualify for our services.

What Do We Do?

The Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) oversees a statewide system of supports and services for eligible participants. DDD uses Hawaii’s Medicaid 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver to provide a range of services and supports in the community through state and federal funding.

DDD supports participants and their families to have full lives in the community. Through an initiative called “Possibilities Now!”, DDD works with self-advocates and other community stakeholders to improve services to support participants and their families to engage in community living, just like anyone else.

A DDD case manager will help support participants in their life goals through planning and coordination of services, using a person-centered approach.


Foster partnerships and provide quality person-centered and family-focused services and supports that promote self-determination.


Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have healthy, safe, meaningful and self-determined lives.

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