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About Our

The Skills Development Center (the SDC) is a place where adults, 18 and older, with developmental and intellectual disabilities can learn vocational and life skills while enjoying the companionship of others.

The SDC was started by parents who realized that the many support systems available to their adults ended after graduation from high school. Once they are out in the community, it becomes harder for them to find and maintain employment. Often times this is due to a lack of resources and programs that teach appropriate behaviors, social skill, and independent life skills. Here, we strive to provide a place where these opportunities are available to help each individual succeed.


Internship at Hope Thrift

Cooking Class


Shredding Station

Life Transition Program

Facilitated Recreation Center


SDC Disney World 2022

In Memory of our beloved friend, Lisa Handke
R.I.P.  1967-2022
We will miss you.


As a 501 (c)(3), all donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your donation.

The SDC has registered with PayPal to allow donors to use a secure site for online donations.
Click the button below to make a donation with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

The SDC will be open on Wednesday, June 19

The SDC will be closed on Thursday, July 4
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