Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

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aka DDRC   |   Lakewood, CO   |
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Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

EIN: 84-6035455


Our mission is to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community.

Notes from the nonprofit

Member of : ANCHOR ( Policy & Advocacy for Intellectual /Developmental Disability Services & Rights ) - National organization Alliance Colorado ( Policy, Advocacy and Professional Development for IDD Services & rights) State focus National Alliance Direct Service Professionals (DSPs)- National organization ( Focused on professional development, Code Of Ethics development/training for DSPs, the staff on the front line, and program managers who ensure that people with disabilities (I/DD) lead self-directed lives fully included in the community.)

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Executive Director

Mr. Robert DeHerrera

Main address

11177 W 8th Ave

Lakewood, CO 80215 USA

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Subject area info

Developmental disability services

Population served info

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Resource Coordination

DDRC assists individuals with developmental disabilities to get the critical information they need to understand their options and make informed choices. From an initial application and eligibility/intake evaluation, individuals and their families are supported in accessing community resources, making transitions, selecting appropriate services or supports, and evaluating results. Our Resource Coordination program really invests in the people we serve by thoroughly exploring options and making referrals. The program is staffed by professionals who are knowledgeable about children and adult services, as well as other community resources.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

DDRC provides extensive resource coordination services to children and families through Early Intervention (EI), Family Support Services Program (FSSP), and Child and Family Services (CFS) Fund. The EI Services offer educational and therapeutic supports to children birth to three with developmental disabilities (DD) or delays. FSSP is available to families who have a member with a DD or delay living at home. It reduces stress on families that occurs from supporting the individual with a DD and serves the families who are more fragile and in critical need for our services. DDRC established the CFS Fund to meet other needs and can serve more families.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

DDRC offers day programs which encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to reach their highest potential of self-sufficiency and independence, give young adults opportunities to explore options through supervised activities in the community, and provide various work choices in community businesses or supervised settings. Individuals can also develop and strengthen their computer skills through our Computer Lab. Further, these programs provide our individuals with independent living skills, recreation and social skills.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

Our Residential Living program provides 24-hour supervision with comprehensive funding for adult individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of residential settings. Individuals may live in fully staffed group homes, apartments with staff readily available when needed, independently in the community with only intermittent support or in homes they have purchased. Living with a host family is another option, as Host Home Providers offer a family-like environment and allow for individuals from the community to accept one or two adults into their homes and provide residential services to them. QLO offers services that range from minimum supports and supervision to 24-hour on-site supervision with hands-on care. The range of services through this program aim to address individual needs and potential, and individuals participate in day programming with approved day providers or QLO residential staff.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

Supported Living Services (SLS) provides funding for a wide variety of supports and services for adults but unlike QLO, it does not provide 24-hour supervision or a place to live. Service Plans are based on the needs and preferences of the individual. Key concepts of SLS include individual choice, involvement and the availability of supports to assist individuals to access and participate in typical activities and functions of community life. Supported Living Services can provide supports to an individual in the family home and can also provide opportunities for adults to move into their own homes. SLS offers an array of supports to choose from that assist individuals to be as independent as possible. SLS is designed to use a variety of natural non-paid supports and generic community services which augment the paid supports. Supported Living is not able to provide all of the supports a person necessarily needs, but is able to assist and supplement some of those needs.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

Early Intervention (EI) is a support and educational system for the families of infants, toddlers and young children ages zero to three who have developmental delays or disabilities. EI services promote development and learning and enhance the capacity of families to support a child’s well-being, growth, and community participation. The EI process is a key to ensuring that supports are provided when the developing brain is most capable of change. DDRC’s EI team includes speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and developmental interventionists who collaborate to provide quality, family-centered, evidence-based, and integrated services to families. Services offered include assistive technology, audiology services, developmental intervention, health services, nutrition services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, social/emotional intervention, speech-language therapy, vision services, and support for transition out of Early Intervention at age 3.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

DDRC’s Behavioral Health Team provides behavioral health support to individuals of all ages who have been determined eligible for DDRC services and reside in Jefferson County, and helps support and train family caregivers to understand the behavioral support process. Individuals and families who request services complete an intake interview and behavior analyst observation to determine what behavioral health intervention would be the most beneficial. Services offered include behavioral and/or psychiatric assessment and interventions, medical and medication review, care coordination, and training for providers, family, and staff. Additionally, the DDRC Behavioral Health Team collaborates with other community agencies in the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities who experience behavioral health and/or mental health issues.

Population(s) Served

Recreation and leisure are essential to everyone’s life and provide endless benefits. Therapeutic Learning Connections (TLC) at DDRC offers and coordinates a wide range of safe, therapeutic recreation opportunities and get-togethers for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including sports, the arts, community outings, Special Olympics activities and more. We welcome individuals of all ages and offer supervised therapeutic activities during the days, evenings, and weekends. Goals are set to meet each individual’s needs such as: decrease stress and inappropriate behaviors while increasing physical fitness, mobility, self-esteem, and socialization. TLC gives individuals the opportunity to learn new skills, improve current skills, and develop friendships and build community along the way.
DDRC offers a variety of Online Recreation activities, including Zoom cooking, wellness and exercise classes, activity bags, game times, socializing activities and craft projects.

Population(s) Served
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
People with learning disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Network of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR) 2001

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.38 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 38% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Developmental Disabilities Resource Center’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,270,647 $4,333,629 $406,065 $2,680,359 $913,555
As % of expenses 3.5% 11.4% 1.1% 7.7% 2.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $499,869 $3,646,306 -$334,621 $1,944,526 $245,765
As % of expenses 1.3% 9.4% -0.9% 5.5% 0.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $37,733,205 $39,255,212 $39,205,884 $37,080,304 $38,241,122
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.7% 4.0% -0.1% -5.4% 3.1%
Program services revenue 93.3% 95.0% 94.5% 93.0% 92.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 1.7% 1.6% 1.0% 3.4% 3.5%
All other grants and contributions 0.7% 0.2% 1.2% 0.9% 1.2%
Other revenue 4.2% 3.1% 3.0% 2.4% 2.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $36,523,106 $37,913,670 $38,374,485 $34,834,661 $36,111,537
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.1% 3.8% 1.2% -9.2% 3.7%
Personnel 61.1% 61.6% 65.8% 69.1% 68.6%
Professional fees 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Occupancy 3.3% 3.4% 3.7% 3.5% 3.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 35.5% 34.9% 30.5% 27.3% 28.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $37,293,884 $38,600,993 $39,115,171 $35,570,494 $36,779,327
One month of savings $3,043,592 $3,159,473 $3,197,874 $2,902,888 $3,009,295
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $40,337,476 $41,760,466 $42,313,045 $38,473,382 $39,788,622

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.0 4.8 3.8 5.0 4.6
Months of cash and investments 5.4 5.2 5.1 6.6 6.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.6 5.7 5.6 7.1 7.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $15,198,128 $15,053,241 $12,248,355 $14,543,685 $13,869,633
Investments $1,230,808 $1,241,587 $3,946,487 $4,518,057 $5,039,316
Receivables $4,871,688 $5,338,767 $6,253,556 $5,932,783 $7,039,405
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $23,497,884 $23,635,151 $23,850,167 $23,825,493 $24,121,344
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 63.8% 65.1% 66.7% 70.1% 72.3%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 14.4% 12.9% 14.6% 13.3% 12.5%
Unrestricted net assets $22,557,286 $26,203,584 $25,868,963 $27,813,489 $28,059,254
Temporarily restricted net assets $878,339 $840,399 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $2,954,147 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $3,832,486 $840,399 $1,242,395 $1,375,273 $1,661,279
Total net assets $26,389,772 $27,043,983 $27,111,358 $29,188,762 $29,720,533

Key data checks

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Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Robert DeHerrera

Rob has been with DDRC since 1997, currently serving as Executive Director. Before becoming ED, Rob served as Deputy Director/CFO, CFO, and Director of Finance. Rob has comprehensive knowledge and experience with the Colorado service system for people with IDD, and proven success negotiating legislation. He is a multi-faceted executive with expertise in leadership, Board relations and financial stewardship, and demonstrated talents in strategic planning, human resources, program development, public relations and speaking, and fundraising.\nHe is Chair of the Alliance/Colorado Department of Human Services Office of Early Childhood (OEC) Early (EI) Intervention Task Force, has served on numerous committees/workgroups, and been sought out to assist in legislation, system redesign and budget negotiation. \nRecognition for Rob’s work includes Alliance’s 2011 Jane Cavode Award, Alliance’s 2009 Special Recognition Aware, and TRIAD’s 2012 Early Childhood Council State Children’s Champion Award.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Highest paid employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/18/2023
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Board chair

Mrs. Susan Hartley


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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/21/2021

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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