Hills & Dales was founded in 1973 by Elaine Barwick to care for her son who had significant disabilities. The organization currently serves and supports individuals from 17 counties throughout Eastern Iowa. Services occur at our Residential Center, in an individual’s home, or at the Hills & Dales Community Center. The mission of Hills & Dales is to build meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities by offering services that support the whole person and enhance community inclusion. Hills & Dales is now recognized in Northeast Iowa as a leader and advocate for people with disabilities. The organization values a quality of life that enhances dignity, upholds rights and encourages choices. Hills & Dales maintains a focus and emphasis in serving people who have significant disabilities and who are medically fragile. Hills & Dales has recently initiated a pilot project to dedicate a home for children with autism, and who have behavioral challenges as well. The organization continues to receive over 120 referrals a year for disability service needs. Due to a limited number of providers for service and a cap on residential services, each of our community service programs has grown exponentially in the past three years.