We are glad you are interested in what we do and we hope that you will find a way to engage with us at Missoula Developmental Service Corporation (MDSC). The people we serve are adults with severe intellectual disabilities who often do not know how to communicate their wishes. They need guidance from others who are not so intellectually challenged to be able to have a voice in their own self-determination. This is a right of all Americans and at MDSC it is our mission to help our clients find their voice in whatever way we can. To do this for dozens of clients we need compassionate and committed direct support professionals (DSP) who know they can make a difference in the life of a person with intellectual and, sometimes also physical handicaps. We are grateful to have a plethora of such people in our organization.
We have been fortunate that our governing Board of Directors supports the innovative and energetic ways that we pursue maintaining the highest quality-of-life for our clients. The area of human intellectual development and behavior psychology is still in its formative stages. Yet everyday through conscientious attention to their special but often obscure ways of communicating, we believe we are blazing pathways to translate and decode what they are trying to express. The paramount goal for us at MDSC is being able to meet the residents’ needs and desires, and better yet, to bring contentment to each of their lives through meaningful connection with others in their homes, in their family relationships and in their community.