The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services’ (BDDS) mission is “To connect people with disabilities and their families to resources and supports to live their best life.” As part of ongoing efforts to achieve this mission, BDDS is excited to announce the launch of the BDDS Gateway. The BDDS Gateway provides the opportunity for individuals and families to apply for BDDS services online. BDDS hopes that by offering this online option, their application process becomes more accessible to those who are interested in the supports available through BDDS. The BDDS Gateway is an additional avenue to apply for BDDS services. Paper applications will still be readily available by contacting your local BDDS office or may be printed online by clicking here.

The BDDS Gateway can be accessed at Information and training materials, including a video tutorial, written instructions and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the BDDS website.

As the BDDS IT modernization efforts move forward, we will keep you updated with progress and related information. We look forward to continuing to partner together on the important work of supporting individuals and families in living their vision of a good life.

Questions or comments related to the BDDS Gateway may be submitted to

The DDRS is a program of the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration. If you have questions about DDRS programs and services, visit