Making a Difference
Developmental Education Services was first started in the early 1980s as a grassroots effort by parents to start a program for their children with intellectual disabilities in Monroe County. Initially, services were geared towards assisting families and their pre -school and post – graduate children. Today, DES provides Community Participation Services to adults in Monroe County and the surrounding areas.
A shift in the culture of the country precipitated a shift in the services we provided, and that’s how services for adults with intellectual disabilities were implemented. Today, Developmental Education Services operates two-day programs in Monroe County.