Development Disability Department, also known as DDD, serves more than 35,000 people with developmental disabilities. These disabilities include mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, spina bifida, traumatic brain injuries and certain neurological impairments. With an operating budget of more than $1,221,400,000 for the fiscal year of 2006 and more than 9,000 employees, the Development Disability Department coordinates and provides a variety of services to help people with developmental disabilities live as independently as possible. Most services are provided through state contracts with private organizations or individuals. The availability of services depends on resources. However, the types of services may vary in each county. As part of its services provision, DDD provides case management, residential services and various family support services that help both people with developmental disabilities and their families. DDD services also include the provision of day programs, which help the consumer develop vocational skills and learn how to use community resources. Development Disability Department is located in Trenton, N.J.