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Printed on Aug 29, 2015 @ 4:28 PM

Benton County Health Services – Developmental Diversity (Disabilities) Program

Beginning January 1st, 2015 the Benton County Developmental Disabilities Program will be starting the New Year with a new name. Over the course of the year, we will be transitioning to being known as the Benton County Developmental Diversity Program.

We feel our new name better reflects our mission to support individuals and families in communities strengthened by diversity. We do not feel that the term “disability” reflects the strengths and gifts of the people we are honored to work with each day.

We appreciate the support of all our wonderful partners and we look forward to working with you just as we always have, except with a new name.


The Benton County Developmental Diversity (Disabilities) program provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We are the point of access to developmental diversity (disabilities) services for people in Benton County, including residential, vocational, and support services. Participation in the program is voluntary.

Contact Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone Number:
(541) 766-6847 – during regular business hours
1 (888) 232-7192 – crisis services available 24/7
530 NW 27th St., Corvallis, OR 97330

Developmental Diversity (Disabilities) Program

Down Syndrome Office Worker

The Benton County Developmental Diversity (Disabilities) program provides the following services:

  • Service Coordination
  • Information and Referral
  • Mental Health Services
  • Education
  • Contract Services and Monitoring
  • Quality Assurance and Protective Services


We serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that meet state criteria for eligible diagnoses and level of impairment. The onset of the developmental impairment must be before the age of 22. Potentially qualifying diagnoses include intellectual disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, fetal neurological disorders, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy.


Crisis Services

  • Benton County Mental Health provides 24-hour crisis service
  • The Developmental Diversity (Disabilities) Program staff are available during work hours, and for consultation during after-hours crisis
  • Mental Health Crisis/On-Call staff are also available on a 24-hour basis