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What is Living Well Disability Services?

Founded as Dakota’s Children in 1972 Living Well Disability Services™ delivers exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities.

Our services are available regardless of where individuals live — in their own home, their family’s home or in one of our 33 homes located across 10 counties in 20 cities. Innovations in service, accessibility, wellness, and technology help people grow based on what is most important to them and live with independence and dignity. All services we offer are person-centered and developed to support each individual’s unique needs, hopes and interests.

Mission, Vision and Values

OUR MISSION: Living Well Disability Services provides exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities.

OUR VISION: A day when all people impacted by disabilities live well.

OUR VALUES: Advocacy, Community, Leadership, Respect, Wellness — Our values shape our decisions and guide our actions.

Advanced Assistant Program Manager Beth Ryan Wins National ANCOR Advocacy Award

ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources, annually awards direct support professionals who are nominated by their peers.  This year they have created five new awards to recognize DSPs who show particular excellence in one of 5 categories: advocacy, leadership, innovation, NADSP tenets, and relationships.  Of the hundreds of nominees submitted across the country, only two win in each of these — our Beth Ryan is one of them. When notified that she won the award, Beth said, “Everyone who works here deserves this award.” Congratulations, Beth! There’s more to know about this well-deserved Living Well Disability Services staff member’s award.


Our Office Location

Living Well Disability Services
1168 Northland Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
p 651.688.8808 | f  1-651.560.3888

View our 40th Anniversary Video to learn more about our beginning and history.

Take a look back at our 45 year heritage...