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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How are people admitted to SDDC?

Since January of 1996, all referrals are routed through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. All referrals that come from the Division of Developmental Disabilities to SDDC are based on the determination that our services are needed by the person.

 

What is the cost for services at SDDC?

All people served at SDDC qualify for funding through Medicaid (Title XIX). The cost for services are based on a cost per day basis that is recalculated every quarter.
 

 

How many people are currently served at SDDC?

As of November 1, 2016 there are 127 people receiving services from SDDC. They range in age from 11 to 82 years old. Their disabilities range from very mild developmental disabilities to severely profound. The population at  SDDC includes about 26% female, 76% male of which 25% Native American , 72% Caucasian, and less than 3% are African American/Caucasian, American Indian/African American, African American, Hispanic, Oriental or of Multiple Race decent.
 

 

How many employees are there at SDDC?

SDDC is approved by the State Legislature for 376.6 full time equivalents or FTEs.
 

 

When did SDDC open?

SDDC opened in 1902 with a population of 45 people. All staff and people who lived at SDDC were housed in one building made of Sioux Falls Granite. That building is still in use today as offices for staff.