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Who We Are: Dayle McIntosh Center for the Disabled (DMC) is the only Independent Living Center in Orange County. Our namesake and inspiration, the late Ms. Dayle McIntosh, was a person with quadriplegia. She only had use of her fingers and thumbs, yet she lived independently, held a job and volunteered her time to help others. Since we opened our doors in 1977, we have provided people with disabilities —of all ages and from all walks of life—with the knowledge, support, skills and tools to live richer, fuller and more independent lives.

Our mission is to advance the empowerment, equality, integration and
full participation of people with disabilities in the community.

What We Do: Very simply we help people with disabilities live independently and succeed in every area they desire. Dayle McIntosh Center is not a residential program, but a consumer-driven organization that provides a broad menu of on-site and remote services.

To advance the empowerment, equality, integration and full participation of people with disabilities in the community.
To change lives by delivering superior services to our
DMC helps people with disabilities —from all backgrounds and walks of life—live fuller, richer and more independent lives.

Why We Are Unique: DMC is both unique and critical to the Southern California community. We are are a cross disability peer run organization who puts the needs of consumers' first.

How You Can Help: There are many ways you can help. You can refer family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to us. You can take up the cause and volunteer to help us. You can contribute. Whatever path you choose, you can and will make a difference. Learmore…

Notification of Title VI Protection

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Dayle McIntosh Center adheres to a policy of non-discrimination to ensure no person is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, with regards to both Dayle McIntosh Center services and facilities. 


To notify us of any perceived discrimination, please contact: Executive Director
1-800-735-2929 TDD


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Ms. Dayle McIntosh, our namesake, devoted a substantial part of her life to helping people with disabilities live independently.


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